IIED, Asociacion ANDES and ISE are supporting a series of dialogues

From IIED blog some good news on alliances and exchanges of knowledge and materials between indigenous mountain communities to explore the impacts of climatic changes on food systems, and the responses needed.

Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change

A book that re-examines the interactions between this ancient farming system of shifting cultivation with the more modern problems of climate change and biodiversity loss across the Asia – Pacific region, and presents contributions by over 100 scholars from around the world.

The Indigenous Pollinators Network

An Indigenous Peoples Network on Pollinators to research, foster research alliances, better understand the value of pollinators in terms of ecosystem services, to support self determination and more!
Providing inputs to how the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples and the work of modern scientists could be linked more equitably and usefully is one of the objectives of this initiative.

Building trust and innovation at the intersection of formal and informal science

Collaborations spur from trusty relationships and signing a Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) on work to be carried out amongst the parties involved is a valuable step to start-up just alliances. Read about this and how PAR works towards promoting relationship that put farmers and scientists on an equal footing in the project that saw farmers and genebanks enter in an alliance and that banks on communication, participation and equity, conserving diversity and building trust.

Farmers and genebanks, an alliance to save traditional crops

A video on the project on Strengthening the maintenance and use of agrobiodiversity by indigenous and traditional agricultural communities adapting to climate change and that took place in Bolivia and Sarawak, Malaysia

Of Food, Culture and Identity

Indigenous food and issues of food sovereignty discussed during food festival organized as part of Western Ghats civil society Conclave at Mahabaleshwar India, provided a context in which tribal people could share wider concerns about environmental sustainability, political sovereignty and preservation of traditional culture, and also interact with other conclave participants from the position of specialists and experts in their own field.