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Promote and support solutions to rural hunger and poverty in India via sustainable organic farming and biodiversity conservation and to protect and preserve indigenous knowledge.

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Indigenous knowledge

Indigenous knowledge is information and understanding that local people have about the place in which they live and their language and culture.

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Instrumental value

Instrumental value is the practical worth of an idea or resource.

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Intellectual diversity

Intellectual diversity is the great number of different types of knowledge and ways of acquiring that knowledge.

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property can be ideas, knowledge or information that belongs to a person or a company. Intellectual Property is created by the mind; it is not material. It is protected under laws called patents. If someone uses patented knowledge without the owner’s permission, they can be be fined or sued in court. To take out a patent, you need to pay. Big companies can afford these costs to protect their technology and research, but most indigenous knowledge is not protected by patents because they are so expensive.

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Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)

Under intellectual property laws, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, like artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols and designs.

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Intrinsic value

Intrinsic value is the permanent and inherent worth of an idea or resource, separate to its monetary price.

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