Activities & Projects
Supported by The Christensen Fund and hosted by the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research, below a listing of the main activities:
- To bring together information from rural communities, indigenous peoples and research workers on how they use agrobiodiversity to cope with climate change.
- To stimulate communication between agrobiodiversity researchers, users and maintainers.
- To identify tools and practices relevant to using agrobiodiversity for coping with climate change and making these widely available.
- To provide a synthesis of available information, assess major knowledge gaps and identify research that will respond to the needs of farmers, communities and indigenous peoples, and
- To promote awareness of the vital role of agrobiodiversity in adapting to climate change among key audiences, including donors, development agents and the global biodiversity community.
The Indigenous Partnership is supported by The Christensen Fund and hosted by the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research in Rome, Italy. It’s mission is to improve ways of linking indigenous peoples and local communities interested in pursuing self-determined development and to facilitate such communities in taking a leadership role in agrobiodiversity dialogues.
The Indigenous Partnership currently involves Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR) c/o Bioversity International, Slow Food International and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) together with active support from indigenous organizations Tebtebba, La Asociación Andes and Vanuatu Cultural Centre.
Learn more about the Indigenous Partnership.