On November 30, 2015, scientists and researchers from across the globe will come together to discuss ecological intensification for three weeks on the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN forum) hosted by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Ecological intensification—the optimization of all provisioning, regulating and supporting ecosystem services in the agricultural […]
Indigenous peoples and their supporters from around the world gathered from 3-7 November in Shillong, Meghalaya, among the green East Khasi Hills in north-east India for the second Indigenous Terra Madre. With over 600 delegates from 140 tribes living in 58 countries, the event under the theme “The Future We Want: Indigenous Perspectives and Actions” provided an opportunity for indigenous peoples to exchange views on how to shape a future for food that is more fair, holistic and reverential of the land and its resources. Read here a summary of the event.
This last edition of the Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 Daily Digestive provides excerpts of the village visits that took place on 6 November and of the food festival that took place on 7 November, written by the local and international university students and graduates who volunteered their time to provide the coverage of the multitude […]
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. In this Thursday 5 November edition , there is an attempt to address both the controversies and complimentary stories captured during the day, both by farmers and their allies.
Read here the second Daily Digestive from the second day of the Indigenous Terra Madre – International Mei Ramew, now taking place in Shillong, India. The daily digestives are looking into the unique messages and aspects this event and its participants are bringing out every day, reflecting the findings and “futures people want”.
PAR is participating this week in the second Indigenous Terra Madre or International Mei Ramew in Shillong, India. Together with a range of partners we have an Exhibition on Agrobiodiversity in North-east India. The PAR Coordinator is a panelist in a session on agroecology and agrobiodiversity on day 3, 5 November 2015. Each day, the organisers of the meeting are preparing a daily digestive which we will make available through this website. The daily digestives are looking into the unique messages and aspects this event and its participants are bringing out every day, reflecting the findings and “futures people want”. Read the 3 November Daily Digestive.