Ancestral knowledge and practices of the Kalunga people about native and cultivated medicinal plants
This project arises from the need to register the knowledge of medicinal plants known by the Kalunga elders. To that end, we aim to bring youth, women and elders together in a survey in a way that has never been done before. The research will be carried out by young people and women with field trips, where the elders will be the protagonists. Plant collections, image records, usage information and management practices will be carried out. In addition, during the fieldwork, we hope to identify the most important areas for the conservation of medicinal plants from the Cerrado in the territory. The Engenho II community has a medicinal plant garden that will also be used to record management practices and exchange knowledge. The results will be put together in a book and their sale will be donated to the Kalunga Community Association of Engenho II and the communities involved.
Associação Kalunga Comunitária do Engenho II
Area Of Work:
OP7 - Y1 (Jul 20-Jun 21)
Currently under execution