Indigenous Knowledge Resources
NILAM identifies culturally foreign values and ways of life as the main cause of uprooting, poverty, and the destruction of nature. The native people thereby not only lose their intact environment, but also their social structure, their mother tongue, culture, and tradition – and ultimately their identity and livelihood.
The cultures of South India and Sri Lanka have produced and safeguarded a precious treasure of knowledge and wisdom throughout their long history.
However, preserving tradition and protecting indigenous knowledge is not an end in itself. As these intangible assets demonstrate sustainable alternatives to modern methods, they contribute decisively to successful project implementation in all our focus areas.
The revival of deep-rooted traditional wisdom therefore reveals the essence of all activities of NILAM.
More on this topic can be explored in our blog article → ‘Indigenous Knowledge’.
How some Tamil farmers are combating drought with traditional natural methods of cultivation, is illustrated in → this article.