Traditional knowledge (TK) is knowledge, know-how, skills and practices that are developed, sustained and passed on from generation to generation within a community, often forming part of its cultural or spiritual identity. Traditional knowledge can be found in a wide variety of contexts, including: agricultural, scientific, technical, ecological and medicinal knowledge as well as biodiversity-related knowledge. These kinds of knowledge, crucial for subsistence and survival, are generally based on accumulations of empirical observation and on interaction with the environment.
The following give examples of the Traditional Knowledge in Tucson
TRusT™ for ITKIUS supports Tucson’s food producers by telling the story of their knowledge and expertise, and create shortened and more transparent food chains.
TRusT™ for ITKIUS increases the producer sense of place and identity, and at the same time presents the local products as a decisive element for the endogenous development of the Tucson’s territorial systems.
TRusT™ for ITKIUS narrates the story of the local ingredients used by the chefs located in Tucson, and connect their Guests to the food they are enjoying, from seed-to- fork.
A QRCode, is printed by the side of each dish on the menu: please follow the link and explore the production timeline and locations, the cultivation methods used, and the specific history of the product, the bio of the chefs, and connect to the Tucson Food Experience.