Our ethnographic study is mainly based on biocultural community protocols (BPCs) selected in two megadiverse countries displaying two contrasting levels of legal protection for local and indigenous communities and also offering BCPs at different stages of development: Madagascar and Colombia.

We will compare our research outputs with the results of the research already conducted on the ICABS in the Potato Park (Peru) by Ingrid Hall.

  • On one side the nascent policy on Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) and agrobiodiversity in Madagascar might stand, in a couple of years, as one of the most protective forms of legislation in respect of protection of loca...
  • At the other side of the spectrum lies Colombian law. Colombia has only signed the Plant Treaty (ITPGRFA) and has not ratified the Nagoya Protocol. The political environmental is less favourable to the rapid development ...