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17 Jun 2015
Bangkok, Thailand. A new publication launched today is calling for better recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights to shifting cultivation practices in countries of the Asia-Pacific region in order to ensure indigenous people are food-secure in coming years.
26 May 2015
Representatives from different indigenous peoples (Aymara, Embera–Wounaan, Guaraní, Kichwa, K’iche, Macushi, Miskita, Náhuatl, Zapoteco) from Latin America shared during two days their knowledge about food security with FAO statisticians to develop new methods that could measure food insecurity in indigenous communities. Indigenous Peoples, Food Security and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “17 objectives have already been defined in the Sustainable Development Goals. Along with eradicating hunger, additional targets for nutrition, biodiversity, water and equality are now listed, proving that the SDGs are more challenging than the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),” said Myrna Cunningham Cain, a renowned indigenous Miskita leader from Nicaragua and...
21 Apr 2015
2015 was declared by the UN General Assembly as the “International Year of Soils” with FAO nominated as the technical secretariat. The year is increasing the awareness and understanding of the key role soil plays for food security and ecosystem functions. With 90% of our food coming from soils, yet 30% of them being degraded, the issue of how to develop sustainable food systems is now more important than ever. The resiliency of indigenous peoples’ systems and their capacity to produce food while preserving the environment are getting more and more attention. Indigenous food systems could provide a strong...
03 Feb 2015
El Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva, destacó el rol fundamental de los pueblos indígenas en la lucha por la seguridad alimentaria y el desarrollo sostenible durante  una reunión de alto nivel sobre Sistemas alimentarios  indígenas, agroecología y directrices voluntarias de tenencia de la tierra, la pesca y los bosques celebrada en la sede de la Organización en Roma.    “Los pueblos indígenas son grandes portadores...
21 Oct 2013
“With their wealth of ancestral knowledge”, indigenous and tribal peoples make for “key partners in the fight against hunger, malnutrition, and food insecurity”, remarked FAO’s Sharon Brennen-Haylock, as the General Assembly’s Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Affairs (“3rd”) Committee opened discussions in New York on the rights of indigenous peoples. The pursuit of traditional hunting and pastoral lifestyles, noted FAO’s...