SAVE THE DATE: Friday, June 25, 12:30 CEST–Upcoming Book Launch of the Indigenous Peoples’ food systems: Insights on sustainability and resilience from the frontline of climate change by FAO and the Alliance of Bioversity-International and CIAT

Dear friends and colleagues,

Please allow me to share with you information on the upcoming Book Launch of the Indigenous Peoples’ food systems: Insights on sustainability and resilience from the frontline of climate change by FAO and the Alliance of Bioversity-International and CIAT.

On Friday 25 June, at 12:30 pm, Central European Time, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT will present a new report that reveals the unique ability of Indigenous Peoples to feed themselves sustainably, while also warning on the growing threats affecting their resilience, which is putting at risk the future of their communities, their habitats and the biodiversity of species of plants and animals preserved in the ecosystems where they live.

At a high-level event to be opened by FAO Director-General, Dr QU Dongyu,  the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT will join FAO in releasing the publication, “Indigenous Peoples’ food systems: Insights on sustainability and resilience from the frontline of climate change” which analyses eight different Indigenous Peoples food systems in Asia, Pacific, Latin America, Arctic and Africa identifies threats affecting their food security and warns about their future and the impacts their disappearance will have on humanity’s ability to adapt to climate change.

Book Launch: 

 Indigenous Peoples’ food systems: Insights on sustainability and resilience from the frontline of climate change

New UN study by FAO reports on the status of Indigenous Peoples’ food systems, while revealing why such systems are among the most sustainable in the world.

Analysis of eight different Indigenous Peoples food systems in Asia, Pacific, Latin America, Arctic and Africa identifies threats affecting their food security and warns about their future and the impacts their disappearance will have on humanity’s ability to adapt to climate change.

Friday 25th of June 2021

12:30 CEST

REGISTER HERE:

https://fao.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vnj3qb7fRTiP1Xxuzqvh-Q

Agenda and more information: http://www.fao.org/indigenous-peoples/new-book

Interpretation available in EnglishSpanish and French.

You are also all very welcome to share it with your networks. 

Facilitator

Yasmina Bouziane, Deputy Director, Office of Communications, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

12:30- 12:35  Spiritual ceremony

12:35- 13:00  High-level remarks

  • Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 
  • Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General of the Alliance of Bioversity International and the Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  • Anne Nuorgam, Sámi people, Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • H.E. Aksel Jakobsen, State Secretary of International Development for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • High level government representative from the United States of America (TBC)
  • H.E. Alexandra Bugailiskis, Canadian Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Chair of the Rome Group of Friends of Indigenous Peoples 
  • Beth Bechdol, Deputy Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

13:00- 13:03Video display 

  • Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen: The importance of Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems in the World

13:03 – 13:13The importance of Indigenous Peoples’ food systems series: From the McGill-FAO collaboration book to the Global-Hub on Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems

  • Professor Harriet V. Kuhnlein, Professor Emerita of Human Nutrition at McGill University & Founding Director, Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment (CINE) 
  • Professor Barbara A. Burlingame, Professor (adjunct) of Public Health Nutrition and Food Systems, Massey University, Former Chief in the FAO Nutrition Division.

13:13 – 13:28 Presentation of the publication: ¨Indigenous Peoples’ food systems: Insights on sustainability and resilience from the front line of climate change”

  • Yon Fernández-de-Larrinoa, Chief, FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit & Co-Coordinator of the Global-Hub on Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems
  • Edmond Dounias, Research director, the French National Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) 

13:28 – 13:35 Presentation of the methodology and field work

  • Gennifer Meldrum, Food Environment and Consumer Behavior Lever, Alliance of Bioversity International and the Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) 
  • Anne Brunel, Indigenous Peoples’ food systems specialist, FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit

13:35 – 13:38 Video display

  • Food system of the Melanesian people in Baniata, Solomon Islands

13:38 – 14:08 Indigenous Peoples and field experts speaking about the profiles 

Facilitator: Phrang Roy, Khasi people, The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food sovereignty (TIP) 

  • Bhogtoram Mawroh, Khasi people, North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) – Khasi food system, India  
  • Tero Mustonen, Snowchange Cooperative – Inari Sámi food system, Finland
  • Aboubacrine Ag Mohamed Mitta & Iyor Ag Hamama, Kel Tamasheq people, Réseau des Peuples Pasteurs du Sahel RPPS -Kel Tamasheq food system, Mali 
  • Liseth Escobar Aucu, Fundación Omacha – Tikuna, Cocama and Yagua food system, Colombia 

14:08 – 14:18 The way forward: Systemic approaches from Indigenous Peoples

  • Tania Eulalia Martinez CruzAyuukjä’äy people, member of the Global-Hub on Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems, Greenwich University (TBC)
  • Máximo Torero, Chief Economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations 

14:18 – 14:25      Questions & Answers

  • Facilitator: Inka Saara Arttijeff, FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit

14:25 – 14:30      Closing remarks

  • Marcela Villarreal, Director Partnerships and UN Collaboration, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 

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