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A commonly accepted definition of culture refers to the system of shared beliefs, values, customs, behaviours, and artifacts that the members of society use to cope with their world and with one another, and that are transmitted from generation to generation through learning.

Global assessment (1st work programme) Bates & Plog, 1990

Culture is defined as a key determinant of, for example, what is defined as suitable food and preferred approaches to supporting human health.

Sustainable use assessment