When: 3-7 November 2015
Where: Shillong, Meghalaya, India
The Mei-Ramew Festivals organised every year by the North East Slow Food & Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) in Meghalaya around December promote sustainable local food systems that protect biocultural diversity, local economies and the hope to provide fair and enduring jobs for young people. This year from 3rd – 7th November, NESFAS, The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty and Slow Food International are organising the International Mei-Ramew gathering, the second edition of the international event Indigenous Terra Madre, which will bring together indigenous peoples from around the world and present them with a unique opportunity to network and share knowledge about food, nutrition and biocultural diversity. The theme of this event is The Future We Want: Indigenous Perspectives and Actions.
The programme will consist of conferences in plenary on themes such as Advancing local food systems for the future we want, Understanding wellbeing and the future we want, Learning from matriarchal societies: nutritional security and local food systems, Supporting agroecology and agrobiodiversity for future food security; followed by thematic track sessions such as “Understanding Women’s Crucial Role In The Future Of Food And Nutrition, The Pastoralists Get Together, Climate Change And Local Food Systems, Stories Of Indigenous Communities, Inspiring Stories Of Agroecological Approaches, Shifting Cultivation– A Misunderstood Ecological Practice; and followed by taste workshops, field visits and the food festival on the last day.
To know more about Indigenous Terra Madre 2015, visit the official Website here.
To have a look at the full programme, click here.