Day three of the Indigenous Terra Madre – International Mei Ramew conference was a day of diverging opinions and reactions to both panelists and sessions. Issues included the role of women in the future of food, storytelling “as a process of reclaiming culture” and agroecology as an intercultural practice. While anthropologist Dr. Peggy Sanday expressed appreciation for this unique opportunity to engage with custodians of the land directly, there was a feeling that indigenous representatives were still not heard fully. In this edition, there is an attempt to address both the controversies and complimentary stories captured during the day, both by farmers and their allies.
Thursday’s newsletter can be read here: