Importance of the issue
Community practices and knowledge refer to understanding and learnings acquired over time which is maintained, shared and transmitted from generation to generation, generally through observation, field practice and/or oral communication. This knowledge is generated from the ability of systemic observation, family, social and environmental coexistence; to properly explain different dynamics of astronomy, agriculture, medicine, hunting, fishing, gathering, among others.
Therefore, spaces such as this Alianza promote and strengthen the exchange of local, ancestral and scientific knowledge, as well as the valorisation of the diversity of knowledge. This is part of the process of strengthening and multi-sectoral coordination to articulate efforts to reduce threats to public health from the interactions between humans, animals and the environment.
Identify, analyse and disseminate community practices and knowledge that can be used in intervention measures in the One Health approach.
To promote the exchange of information on traditional practices, taking into consideration the current context.
Encourage information exchange and collaboration across national borders and thus promote multilateral, multi-sectoral and multi-level cooperation.
Importance of the working group for the Selva Maya
The exchange of information on traditional practices and scientific information, taking into consideration the current context, is an opportunity for convergence to strengthen decision-making at the local level. To address issues related to One Health, it is important to listen to the inhabitants and actors of the Selva Maya, so that together they can establish common objectives, as well as find and apply sustainable solutions.