Traditional people have a crucial role in conservation of biodiversity

10By Elton Alisson
Agência FAPESP – Along the upper and lower reaches of the River Negro in Amazonas, there are more than 100 varieties of cassava, grown for generations in the indigenous communities that normally plant together and share crop experiences, experimenting with dozens of varieties at the same time on their small farms.
An example of conservation of agrobiodiversity by traditional populations, the River Negro agricultural system was registered in 2010 as a priceless heritage at the National Institute of Historic and Artistic Heritage.
 
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Source and Photo: Agência FAPESP, 14th August, 2013
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