The Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) Toolkit is designed as an information and communication tool for community members and traditional leaders in Southern Africa who steward and use resources and/or hold key Traditional Knowledge to key resources. We hope that by using this toolkit, these communities are better able to lead “Access and Benefit-sharing” processes to protect the Traditional Knowledge, land and natural resources within their community. The toolkit is designed to support communities when working with non-profit organisations, private companies, researchers and academics, and other outside actors.
There are currently three toolkits designed for three key resources: Aloe Ferox, Buchu and Marula, all species endemic to Southern Africa.
Natural Justice would like to thank the ABioSA project and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH for supporting this project.