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Traditional knowledge ? who should provide prior informed consent ?

Lim Hin Fui (), Norini Haron, Norshakila Yusof, Intan Nurulhani Baharuddin, Nik Musaadah Mustapha, Tan Ai Lee and Nurul Husna Zaidi
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Lim Hin Fui: Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Norini Haron: Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Norshakila Yusof: Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Intan Nurulhani Baharuddin: Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Nik Musaadah Mustapha: Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Tan Ai Lee: Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Nurul Husna Zaidi: Forest Research Institute Malaysia

EAS Strategic Options, 2013, vol. 2013, issue 16, 14-15

Abstract: Tapping and documenting the traditional knowledge of indigenous people and local communities is a topic that has received increasing worldwide concern. Very often, researchers, agencies and companies gather information on forest-related knowledge without the consent of its holders. Although these knowledge holders are mostly willing to share, they will be losing out when products are commercialised without their knowledge.

Keywords: Malaysia; forest products; non timber; market; trade; consumption; prior consent (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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