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12 Nov 2018
Indigenous Food systems and indigenous traditional knowledge have survived hundreds and sometimes thousands of years, therefore they may have some of the answers we are looking for, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.  FAO considers indigenous and tribal peoples as fundamental actors in the fight against poverty, hunger and all other forms of malnutrition, as well as in the promotion of sustainable agriculture practices," Graziano da Silva said in a keynote speech wrapping up High-Level Expert Seminar on Indigenous Food Systems held to explore how to build on traditional knowledge to achieve Zero Hunger. Failing to grasp and support...
30 Oct 2018
Under the framework of the Global Campaign for the Empowerment of Indigenous Women for Zero Hunger, FAO and Samburu Women Trust launch the Photo Contest “How do indigenous women contribute to food security?.” We invite indigenous women from Africa to participate in this initiative that seeks to highlight the different ways in which indigenous women contribute to food security and to the economic and social development of their communities. Objective We want to make the contributions and challenges of indigenous women visible in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger. Rules All indigenous women from Africa can participate without age limit. Entries start...
05 Oct 2018
Indigenous Women in Africa are strengthening their knowledge on human rights and food security to become advocates for the #ZeroHunger challenge. In turn, they will train new generations of indigenous women who will foster change in their communities and societies.   “Indigenous women are strong leaders and change makers. They are playing a key role in the protection of natural resources, which are fundamental for indigenous livelihoods and societies as a whole. However, too often their marginalization persists preventing them from enjoying their rights and failing to harness that potential to achieve equity and sustainable development,” asserted Yon Fernandez de Larrinoa, FAO...
19 Sep 2018
18 de septiembre de 2018, Ciudad de Guatemala-  Con el propósito de renovar y fortalecer los liderazgos de las mujeres indígenas en las comunidades de los países centroamericanos y de México, FAO  y FIMI inauguran hoy la Escuela de Formación de Formadoras Indígenas en Derechos Humanos y Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional, en la Ciudad de Guatemala.  “No será posible reducir las cifras de hambre y malnutrición en la región, si no incluimos a las mujeres indígenas y trabajamos con ellas”, enfatizó Diego Recalde, Representante...
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