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Traditional knowledge documentation in Malaysia: developing a comprehensive approach

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

EAS Strategic Options, 2014, vol. 2014, issue 20, 14-15

Abstract: Traditional knowledge of medicinal plants used by the indigenous people and local communities has been discussed in national and international forums. Developing countries are taking steps to document such knowledge, which is fast disappearing amidst the increasing use of modern medicine among the younger generation, who is less keen to inherit such knowledge from traditional practitioners

Keywords: Malaysia; non timber forest products; orang asli; traditional knowledge; forest communities; medicine (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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