Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems

Feeding the planet and preserving its biodiversity

V8
Brainstorming lab
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
10:45 to 12:00

Indigenous Peoples are responsible for the protection of 80% of the world's remaining biodiversity. However, the role of Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and territorial management practices as key elements to preserve biodiversity while generating food in sustainable ways is not well recognized yet. Since 2009, FAO is working with Indigenous Peoples and research centres to generate evidence-based information on the sustainable, nutrition and resilient elements of Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems. 

Despite having prevailed for thousands of years, Indigenous Peoples’ food systems are affected by climate change, extractive industries, intensive livestock, agriculture production, and land-use changes.  

This session aims to generate an exchange of knowledge on how to preserve Indigenous Peoples’ Food systems and recognize their contribution to the global debate on sustainable food systems and climate change.

Contact Session organiser

Please feel free to send an email to the following address

sara.sheibani@fao.org

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Speakers

Moderator
Yon FERNÁNDEZ DE LARRINOA
Chief, FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit
Anandi SOANS
FAO Indigenous Youth Specialist
Anne BRUNEL
FAO, Indigenous Peoples'Food Systems Specialist
Tania MARTÍNEZ
University of Greenwich, Postdoctoral researcher
Luisa CASTANEDA-QUINTANA
Indigenous Peoples Rights Specialist
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Sara CASALLAS
Forest and Water expert
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Edmond DOUNIAS
Research Director
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
Mikaila WAY
Indigenous Peoples' Liaison for North America
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Inka Saara ARTTIJEFF
Secretary of International Affairs Sami Parliament in Finland
Phrang ROY
The Indigenous Partnership Coordinator