Indigenous peoples


02 Jul 2021
The Princess of Asturias Foundation has decided to award the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Concord to the Chef, entrepreneur and philanthropist José Andrés and the World Central Kitchen (WCK) organization. This award is Spain’s most prestigious humanitarian award.   An avid supporter of Indigenous Peoples and their food systems, he has become an important ally for Indigenous peoples around the world. 
25 Jun 2021
Collaborative study looks at eight Indigenous Peoples’ food systems in Amazon, Sahel, Himalayas, Pacific Islands and Arctic, documenting unique capacity to conserve biodiversity and foster resilient food security and calls for recognizing land rights, and traditional practices.   June 25, 2021, Rome -  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), together with the Alliance of Bioversity...
16 Jun 2021
“Sustainability and resilience are two of the main elements of Indigenous Peoples’ food systems”, stressed Marcela Villarreal, FAO Director of Partnerships and UN collaborations.  FAO had a robust presence at the 2021 European Development Days (EDD21), the European Commission-led annual forum dedicated to the most pressing challenges in international development. The programme brought the development community together to share ideas and inspire solutions to achieve a sustainable future. As a...
11 Jun 2021
Indigenous Peoples are responsible for the protection of 80% of the world's remaining biodiversity. However, the role of Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and territorial management practices as key elements to preserve biodiversity while generating food in sustainable ways is not well recognized yet. Since 2009, FAO is working with Indigenous Peoples and research centres to generate evidence-based information on the sustainable, nutrition and resilient elements of Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems.