Indigenous and Local Knowledge about Pollination and Pollinators associated with Food Production

Outcomes from the Global Dialogue Workshop - The report includes the proceedings from the Global Dialogue Workshop held in Panama, a series of case studies provided by ILK holders and experts, and based on indigenous and local knowledge and it provides a report by the ILK task force on the piloting of its preliminary ILK approaches and procedures in the framework of the pollination assessment.

26th of March 2016

The Proceedings from the Global Dialogue Workshop held in Panama is presented in Part I. They include a series of case studies provided by ILK holders and experts, and based on indigenous and local knowledge from Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya, New Zealand and Panama.Presented and discussed with a pollination assessment co-chair and authors at the Panama workshop, these case studies have been further reinforced with ILK from the local meetings organized by ILK holders and experts as follow-up to the workshop. Local follow-up meetings were organized for all of thecase studies, except the one from Brazil. However, in the latter case, it was possible to commission supplementary information on the ILK of the Kawaiwete peoples of Xingu, Brazil, and these are also included in the Proceedings. Similarly, as follow-up to the Panama workshop, the local knowledge of a traditional beekeeper from Cevennes in the south of France also diversifies the content and regional scope of the Proceedings. Finally, several task force members and ILK experts who participated in the Global Dialogue Workshop in Panama contributed reflections and analyses that complement and enrich the specific case study materials. These contributions are also included as part of the Proceedings.

The Proceedings from the Global Dialogue Workshop in Panama and its various follow-up meetings, interviews and reflections, provide a compendium of ILK about pollination and pollinators associated with food production that would not otherwise be available to the authors of the pollination assessment. This compendium complements the body of ILK on pollination that the authors are able to access from the scientific and grey literature.

Part II of the present document provides a report by the ILK task force on the piloting of its preliminary ILK approaches and procedures in the framework of the pollination assessment. In addition to a description of each of the steps in the piloting process, it also provides some preliminary lessons learned and recommendations on how to improve the approaches and procedures in subsequent assessments. This report, and an initial draft of the Proceedings, was provided to the IPBES Plenary at its Third Meeting (Bonn, 12-17 January 2015) as Annex 3 of the information document IPBES/3/INF/2.

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