Indigenous Voice on Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty

Many may not know them, but there are several indigenous communities seeking to revitalize indigenous peoples’ food systems and thereby define the food and agriculture of their choice; these are the real champions and stewards of agrobiodiversity. The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty is being established to seek out such groups. It is […]

PRATEC, Andean communities and the importance of their “crianza”

   PRATEC, the Andean Project for Peasant Technologies (Proyecto Andino para las Tecnologías Campesinas) is a Peruvian non-governmental organization, founded in 1988 and devoted to the recovery and valorisation of traditional agricultural practices and associated knowledge.   PRATEC participates in the efforts of Andean Amazonian peasant communities to counter the socially and ecologically destructive effects of industrial […]

The Potato Park: Conserving Agrobiodiversity and the Andean Ancient Culture

The Potato Park is a new local model for the conservation of agro-biodiversity established in 1998 by the Association ANDES and six indigenous Kechua communities in Pisaq, Cuzco, Peru. Based on traditional Andean models, such as the integrated management of the nature of the landscape and the strengthening of local sustainable activities and poverty alleviation strategies, […]

Call for Cases on Land Rights and the Right to Food– Expression of Interest

The Special UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food has issued a call for cases related to access to land and the right to food.  A final report will be submitted/ addressed to the UN General Assembly in October 2010 by the SR on the Right to Food. The consultations will invite representatives from cases […]