Indigenous peoples

Why partner

Many organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of indigenous food systems and the need to improve their own knowledge on traditional and indigenous food systems and the need to establish a dialogue with indigenous peoples as allies for zero hunger. The Global Hub on Indigenous Food Systems will mainly benefit an estimate of 476 million indigenous peoples around the world (ILO 2019) .Many of them are among the 821 million food insecure (SOFI 2020) as a result of historical discrimination, economic and environmental marginalization, and systematic suppression of their knowledge in some cases.

SOFI 2020: FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. 2020. FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. 2020. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020. Transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets. Rome, FAO

ILO 2019. Implementing the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169: Towards an inclusive, sustainable and just future.

Our Partners

The Global-hub on Indigenous Food Systems partners with various institutions working towards filling the knowledge on traditional and indigenous food systems by coordinating and conducting research. These include universities and research centers, Indigenous Peoples, UN agencies, and other interested stakeholders working on traditional and indigenous food systems.

A full list of partners can be found below.