Our learning platform brings together resources about indigenous food systems. All materials are categorised into six interrelated themes. Under each theme you will find Publications and guidelines (guidelines, manuals and case studies) and Talks and videos (expert talks, documentaries and videos). ​

Join our intercultural approach that seeks to bridge indigenous and scientific knowledge systems for mutual learning and actions. 
 

LEARNING PLATFORM

INDIGENOUS FOOD SYSTEMS

include all of the land, air, water, soil and culturally important plant, animal and fungi species that have sustained Indigenous Peoples over thousands of years.

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AGROBIODIVERSITY AND AGROECOLOGY

TALK AND VIDEOS

PUBLICATIONS AND GUIDELINES

ASSESING AGROBIODIVERSITY: A compendium of methods

Guidelines for collecting information about the diversity of crops, livestock, pollinators and harvested wild plants.

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ON-FARM MANAGEMENT OF AGRICULTURAL BIODIVERSITY

Good practices for participatory agrobiodiversity research and conservation with examples from Nepal. 

AGROECOLOGICAL AND OTHER INNOVATIVE APPROACHES

Potential contributions of agroecological to formulating transitions towards sustainable food systems.

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AGROECOLOGY: KEY CONCEPTS, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

Key learning points from  training courses on agroecology. 

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TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY: 
Reclaiming Autonomous Food Systems

Reclaiming such spaces for autonomy and well-being.

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CROP GENETIC DIVERSITY TO REDUCE PESTS AND DISEASE ON-FARM

Participatory diagnosis guidelines. 

HOW TO DEVELOP AND MANAGE YOUR OWN COMMUNITY SEED BANK: Farmers’ handbook. 
Establishing a community seed bank: Booklet 1 of 3

A series of booklets designed for those interested in establishing, supporting, and managing a community seed bank. 

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THE 10 ELEMENTS OF AGROECOLOGY 
Guiding the transition to sustainable food and agricultural systems

Agroecological innovations are based on the co-creation of knowledge combining science with traditional, practical and local knowledge of producers.

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FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH

TALK AND VIDEOS

PUBLICATIONS AND GUIDELINES

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES; FOOD SYSTEMS: the many dimensions of culture, diversity and environment for nutrition and health

Twelve case studies of Indigenous Food systems from around the world. 

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SUPPORTING NUTRITION-SENSITIVE AGRICULTURE through Neglected and Underutilized Species

The importance of neglected and underutilized species (NUS) for food and nutrition security in the context of climate change.

AGROBIODIVERSITY, SCHOOL GARDENS AND HEALTHY DIETS
Promoting Biodiversity, Food and Sustainable Nutrition

The role of agrobiodiversity in school gardens and its contribution to diversifying diets, promoting healthy eating habits and improving nutrition among schoolchildren.

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THE STATE OF FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN THE WORLD. Transforming food systems for affordable healthy diets

The report also puts a spotlight on diet quality as a critical link between food security and nutrition.

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MINIMUM DIETARY DIVERSITY FOR WOMEN. A Guide to Measurement

Dietary diversity is a proxy indicator of micronutrient adequacy, and Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women indicator measures diversity of food groups.

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NUTRITION AND FOOD SYSTEMS

Diversity is of paramount importance for nutrition and food systems. Short case studies illustrate a wide variety of practical experiences in different food systems and contexts. 

SUSTAINABLE DIETS FOR ALL - Putting indigenous foods and food systems at the heart of sustainable food and nutrition security in Uganda

The status and importance of indigenous foods and food systems in Uganda. 

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THE GLOBAL-HUB ON INDIGENOUS FOOD SYSTEMS

The hub brings together indigenous and non-indigenous experts, scientists and researchers to establish a knowledge-dialogue that will gather evidence-based contributions on indigenous food systems.

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LAND AND RESILIENCE

TALK AND VIDEOS

PUBLICATIONS AND GUIDELINES

INDICATORS OF RESILIENCE in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes

Participatory tool collecting information about resilience and how to strengthen it by improving biodiversity management at the community level.

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OPERATIONALIZING INTEGRATED LANDSCAPE APPROACHES IN THE TROPICS

Experience with Integrated Landscape Approaches to achieve sustainable and resilient landscapes.

DIVERSIFICATION FOR CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE
Participatory assessment of opportunities for diversifying agroecosystems

The assessment draws on participatory research approaches to describe local agrobiodiversity and support its conservation and revival.

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CLIMATE CHANGE: FROM CONCEPTS TO ACTION; A Guide for Development Practitioners

Action steps for developing projects that include a climate change perspective—from analyzing the situation to proactively engaging with communities.

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CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PLANNING GUIDEBOOKS FOR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES: 

A series of six guidebooks covering the six-step climate change adaptation planning process. The goal of the guidebooks is to provide a user-friendly and culturally appropriate climate change and adaptation resource to assist Indigenous communities.

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INDIGENOUS AND COMMUNITY RESPONSE

A statement on the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land from Indigenous Peoples and local communities from 42 countries spanning 76% of the world’s tropical forests

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE IN THE CONTEXT OF THE UN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Compilation of Decisions and Conclusions Adopted by the Parties to the Convention

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A series of essays that show the unique knowledge of Myanmar’s Indigenous women and their importance in addressing climate change. 

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WOMEN AND YOUTH

TALK AND VIDEOS