Encouraged by the growing awareness that the well being of future generations can be sustained and enhanced by nurturing the traditional biological and cultural knowledge systems of indigenous and local communities, The Christensen Fund (TCF) is supporting the establishment of an Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty with the active collaboration of three indigenous organizations (Tebtebba Foundation, ANDES and the Vanuatu Cultural Centre), the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR), Rome, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London and Slow Food International, Bra, Italy. A Scoping Workshop, to discuss this new Partnership will be held at the Royal Inka Hotel Pisac, Cusco, Peru from 3 -5 May 2010.
This participatory, interactive workshop will discuss the main framework, structure and governance system of the Partnership. Similarly it will lay the foundation for fostering a proactive alliance between indigenous peoples, local communities and their key allies and for co-creating a research and advocacy agenda in support of agrobiodiversity and the regeneration of diverse.
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