White/Wiphala Paper on Indigenous Peoples' food systems


This White/Wiphala paper on Indigenous Peoples’ food systems is the result of collective work by Indigenous Peoples’ representatives and experts, scientists, researchers, and UN staff. Over 47 different units, organizations and institutions, including the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, have contributed to the Paper from the seven socio-cultural regions. This final version of the White/Wiphala paper has been coordinated by the Global-Hub on Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and edited by a Technical Editorial Committee, and summarises the main points received.

The Paper advocates that lessons can be learned from Indigenous Peoples’ approach to food that will contribute to the resilience and sustainability of food systems worldwide, as well as supporting the well-being of Indigenous Peoples. In this vein, the Paper provides evidence on the sustainability of Indigenous Peoples’ food systems, including the ways in which they have proven resilient over time. The Paper articulates the importance of respecting Indigenous Peoples’ rights to ensure the preservation of their foods systems and the value this can add to tackling emerging challenges that face humankind.

Download the Paper in English and in Spanish

Author FAO
Publisher FAO
Publication year 2021
Language English, Spanish

Themes: AgricultureIndigenous Peoples

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