The aim of this project is to identify which communities in the states of Guerrero, Hidalgo and Michoacán possess Traditional Knowledge (TK) with technological potential for the sustainable management of the following natural resources: maize, maguey, medicinal and nutritious plants (MNP), aquatic resources and species (ARS), wood and firewood. Our prime concern is to develop technological innovations that consider the protection and intellectual property rights of the participating communities.
a) To contribute to the preservation of the material and cultural heritage of groups that have been excluded from the benefits of social and economical development, such as indigenous peoples, rural and agricultural communities.
b) To join traditional knowledge (TK) and scientific and technological knowledge in the productive practices of the communities, in order to contribute to the solution of specific problems and to the social development in a sustainable way respectful to local cultures and the environment.
c) To strengthen appreciation and respect of cultural diversity, with a specific focus on appreciation of traditional knowledges as well as their promotion and protection.