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Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty: the Role of Indigenous Peoples

October 20th, 2010

On behalf of the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty, being guided by Mr Phrang Roy, we wish to invite you to our Terra Madre Earth Workshop event titled “Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty: the Role of Indigenous Peoples” to be held on Sunday 24 October at 15h00 in Turin, Italy.

Slow Food has entered into a partnership to strengthen the voice of indigenous groups at a political level and promote their unique wisdom. With the support of the Christensen Fund, the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty, is bringing together environmental, biodiversity and indigenous organizations and working with leaders and communities to determine the best way to serve them, respecting their styles of life, their traditional foods and crops, and sharing their fundamental knowledge with other actors in the food system.

The Indigenous Partnerships is co-coordinating this special event with the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research and Crops for the Future. On behalf of the three initiatives above we would be most honored for those of you at Terra Madre to not only attend but also share your voices.

Local Traditional Indigenous Nibbles will be available for our guests:

  • Main course: Mboum (Senegalese dish made of moringa and cous-cous)
  • Main course: Five different rice varieties from Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Dessert: Thiacry (Ethiopia).
  • Dessert: Baobab fruit sweets (Burkina Faso).
  • Drink: Bissap (hibiscus flowers)

Along with the traditional eats, so to raise awareness about these local foodstuffs, we will make available brochures and/or a cookbooks about the nibbles for our guests to take home, for example:

  • Fresh Leaves of Moringa Stenopetala as Basic Ingredient in the Preparation of the Konso Main Dish (Kurkufaa)
  • Moringa Plant Values: What is Moringa Stenopetala to Konso People?

We will continue to share further details of the treats we have planned for the course of our two hour workshop.

The Indigenous Partnership is still young and its webspace is a work in progress, however further information can be found at the links below.