Botswana to develop policy to protect traditional knowledge

Botswana is developing a policy to protect traditional knowledge in health, agriculture, culture and religious beliefs in order to prevent the misappropriation of knowledge of economic and cultural value and to reap its benefits. The project has received US$ 1 million.

Knowledge about traditional herbal medicines is important as it can both improve health and generate income.

This post, which covers much more than the above, is from Sci.Dev.Net by Munyaradzi Makoni. There is more on traditional medicine in general on Sci.Dev.Net.

Jean Shaw, Partnerships in Health Information.

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About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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