Caribbean traditional plant knowledge needs recognition or it’s lost: Study

Bissy (Cola acuminata) fruit pod, seeds, and grated seeds, to make bissy tea, a morning tea and medicinal beverageDespite being a treasure trove of rich biodiversity and traditional plant knowledge, little of the ecological knowledge of Afro-descendent peoples in the Caribbean is recognized internationally. For the authors of a recent study published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, an eight-step action plan could rectify this scientific gap in research and policymaking, and ultimately […]

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