Strengthening the indigenous network in Banaue, The Philippines

As part of its effort to learn from the ground up, the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty held its first Asia Convening Workshop in Banaue, a town of rice terraces of the Cordillera Region in The Philippines, from 23 to 28 January 2012. Organized and hosted by Tebtebba, the meeting brought together 43 […]

Showcasing local food: the Mei Ramew (Terra Madre) in Meghalaya, India

On the 10th of December 2011 The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty promoted the second edition of the ‘Mei Ramew’ (Terra Madre) Food Festival at Khasi Jaintia Presbyterian Assembly’s William Lewis Boys Home in Mawphlang (India). The festival was mainly supported and funded by local partners, such as the Director of Horticulture, the […]

Position Announcement : Program Associate – Agrobiodiversity and Biocultural Landscapes

The Christensen Fund seeks a candidate for the above mentioned. The position will support the work around the Agrobiodiversity & Food Sovereignty and Biocultural Landscapes tracks, and also provide assistance with learning and communications efforts. Deadline for application : 27 November 2011 Find out more  

The Jokkmokk Agreement.

The Jokkmokk Agreement was crafted by Indigenous Peoples from Africa, the Americas, Russia, Arctic, Asia, Oceania and Europe at a conference in Jokkmokk, Sapmi, Sweden, June 17th – 19th 2011. The Terre Madre brings together those players in the food chain who together support sustainable agriculture, fishing, and breeding with the goal of preserving taste […]

Conference: Agro biodiversity and the food sovereignty – Pamir, Tajikistan

Report on the international conference on Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty which took place in Pamir, Takikistan, on 5th-6th-7th June 2011.
Over 50 participants among scientists, farmers, representatives of local communities and of public and international organizations, state authorities from Mountain – Badahshan Autonomous Region of Republic Tajikistan, discussed the ways to cope with the threats that are damaging and reducing biodiversity in order to preserve it.

Agricultural Biodiversity in the Tajik Pamirs

This paper provides results about a study on the role that local fruit varieties can play in achieving the dual objectives of food sovereignty and income generation in the Tajik Pamir Mountains. The study was carried out in 3 districts of the Gorno-Badakhshan province to investigate the household consumption and market potential of products derived […]