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FAO backs indigenous people

26 November 2010, Rome - Indigenous people will be given a stronger voice at FAO following the adoption of a new policy designed to ensure that they are considered in all relevant aspects of the agency’s work.
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New policy to address indigenous communities in FAO's work

30 November 2010 - Marcela Villarreal, Director of FAO's Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division, talks about FAO's new Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.
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Publications

Governance of Tenure Technical Guide 3: Respecting free, prior and informed consent

Governance of Tenure Technical Guide 3: Respecting free, prior and informed consent - 2013

Practical guidance for governments, companies, NGOs, indigenous peoples and local communities in relation to land acquisition

ll-regulated land acquisition has become a major problem, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, where it threatens food security, local livelihoods and sustainable natural resource management, and has triggered land conflicts and human rights abuse. Marginalized social groups are particularly at risk, including indigenous peoples, other customary landowners, women, lower-caste people and ethnic minorities. This technical guide on Respecting free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) sets out practical actions for government agencies to respect and protect FPIC and for civil society organizations, land users and private investors globally to comply with their responsibilities in relation to FPIC.

Governance of Tenure Technical Guide II: Improving governance of forest tenure

Governance of Tenure Technical Guide II: Improving governance of forest tenure - 2013

A practical guide

Human well-being and the health of our whole planet depend on whether and how we grow and look after forests. So who gets to decide about who owns and controls the forests and how – the ‘governance of forest tenure’ - is profoundly relevant for us all. This technical guide on Improving governance of forest tenure is for those who want to try to improve the governance of forest tenure. It helps you to take action in four critical areas – ‘understanding’, ‘organizing’, ‘engaging’ and ‘ensuring’ – to improve decisionmaking about forest goods and services. It starts by highlighting some key opportunities and challenges in governance today and directs you to further information, appropriate to how you identify yourself as a stakeholder and what type of opportunity or challenge you are facing. It then lays out a toolkit containing some 86 tools described in summary form and 9 key tools, in some depth. These tools are labelled for their appropriateness in different governance contexts and for the amount of time, money and skills needed to use them. A glossary and extensive Web-linked bibliography are also provided for further inspiration.

FAO POLICY ON INDIGENOUS AND TRIBAL PEOPLES

FAO POLICY ON INDIGENOUS AND TRIBAL PEOPLES - 2010

Consistent with its mandate to pursue a world free from hunger and malnutrition, the following “FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples” has been formulated so as to ensure that FAO will make all due efforts to respect, include and promote indigenous issues in relevant work.

INDIGENOUS AND TRIBAL PEOPLES

INDIGENOUS AND TRIBAL PEOPLES - 2009

BUILDING ON BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR FOOD AND LIVELIHOOD SECURITY

This publication discusses the main issues which affect indigenous peoples and outlines some of FAO’s efforts to respond to their development concerns as expressed through both human and environmental dimensions.

FAO AND TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE

FAO AND TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE - 2009

THE LINKAGES WITH SUSTAINABILITY, FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS

FAO has included traditional and local knowledge and activities in policies, programmes and projects related to a wide range of issues, including farmers’ rights, poverty alleviation, nutrition and health, and gender equity, among many others. Projects support the use of traditional knowledge to promote rural development, gender equity, conservation of biocultural diversity, and sustainable management of agro-ecosystems, and to manage the risks to food and agriculture that result from natural and human-induced disasters, climate change impacts, soaring food prices and other emerging issues.

THE RIGHT TO FOOD GUIDELINES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

THE RIGHT TO FOOD GUIDELINES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES - 2009

AN OPERATIONAL GUIDE

This Guide aims to assist indigenous peoples and their organizations on how to use the Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security to promote their own interests in the area of food security.

THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES - 2009

AN OPERATIONAL GUIDE

This guide is designed for indigenous fishing communities and for people in the development field who work with indigenous fishing communities. Its objective is to provide guidance on impacts and benefits of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries from an indigenous peoples’ perspective.

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