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A series of documents relevant to indigenous peoples are shown below. These include the FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples together with a series of Voluntary Guidelines and Principles approved by FAO member States which apply to indigenous peoples.

Using the search box located at the right side of the page, there can be found a series of useful documents with information on collaboration between FAO and indigenous peoples. The list includes publications, papers and reports that can assist in identifying and engaging with indigenous peoples, facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogues and strengthen cooperation.

Indigenous peoples must be considered an undeniable stakeholder in a development agenda shaped by such a mandate. Recent estimates indicate that although indigenous peoples make up approximately 5 percent of the world’s total population, they comprise about 15 percent of...

This Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Manual is designed as a tool for project practitioners of a broad range of projects and programmes of any development organization, by providing information about the right to FPIC and how...

On the 2-3 February 2015, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations organized a technical meeting between Indigenous Peoples' representatives and FAO staff. The meeting was attended by more than twenty indigenous peoples from the seven socio-cultural regions...

Indigenous Peoples in cultural homelands of the most rural areas of developing regions experience challenges in using their traditional food systems and to ensure food security and health despite the treasures of food biodiversity that could support well-being. This...

Humans are adversely affected by the loss of vital fishery resources, specifically Indigenous peoples and the traditional knowledge systems that are foundationally tied to their culture. Discounting the ability and knowledge of Indigenous peoples stems from concepts rooted in ‘‘Tragedy of the...

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