Landscape for People, Food and Nature Initiative: Launch of the blog on Monday 30 January!

The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative is a collaborative three-year process of research, discussion, knowledge-sharing and advocacy to understand and support integrated agricultural landscape approaches to simultaneously meet goals for food production, ecosystem health and human wellbeing. The initiative is facilitated by EcoAgriculture Partners and Co-organizers from leading international institutions: Bioversity International; Conservation […]

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 […]

New e-book: Virtuous Circles: Values, Systems and Sustainability

By: Andy Jones, Michel Pimbert and Janice Jiggins This new e-book from IIED and IUCN CEESP may be helpful in discussions on the future of food, farming, energy, climate change, human well being, and bio-cultural diversity. Our current way of providing food and other basic needs involves industrialised systems that are linear, centralised and globalised. […]

Ecosystems approach can improve food, water security.

A report released at World Water Week 2011 in Stockholm argues that treating farms, livestock and fisheries as ‘agroecosystems’ with vital ecological roles will boost productivity, prevent water crises, and protect crucial resources. The report, An Ecosystems Approach to Water and Food Security, was released on 22 August at World Water Week 2011, in Stockholm. […]

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 […]

Mawphlang Agrobiodiversity and Food Festival Film

The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty and Slow Food International together with the Khasi Jainta Presbyterian Assembly (KJP) are happy to present the Mawphlang Agrobiodiversity and Food Festival documentary. The Mawphlang Agrobiodiversity and Food Festival, held on 17 November 2010, was sponsored by the Indigenous Partnership and hosted by the William Lewis Boys’ […]