Since 1989, the community of Falealupo, Government of Samoa and foreign parties have signed three Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) agreements for the purposes of Research & Development (R&D) and bio-prospecting. The agreements were put in place for the use of traditional knowledge from local healers and the local plant ‘mamala’ for HIV AIDS research.
This best practice highlights the benefits of recognizing and respecting local community’s rights to its biological resources and associated traditional knowledge, which range from poverty reduction, to biodiversity conservation, to social development. Click here https://goo.gl/y7YbJE to read more.
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This best practice is a part of a series of best practices developed under the GEF funded “Support to Eligible Parties to Produce the Sixth National Report (6NR) to the CBD” project.