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Resources for understanding, exploring, restoring and valuing 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
Meghalaya October 2015 © andré j fantho
FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH
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LAND AND
RESILIENCE
Meghalaya October 2015 © andré j fantho
WOMEN AND YOUTH
Meghalaya October 2015 © andré j fantho
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION 
Meghalaya October 2015 © andré j fantho
LIVELIHOODS
BIODIVERSITY

AGROBIODIVERSITY AND AGROECOLOGY

TALK AND VIDEOS

Seeds of Sovereignty
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Seeds of Sovereignty

As the world's agriculture and food systems face a crisis of disappearing seed diversity, a new short film tells the story of how African farming communities and organisations are reviving traditional seed diversity across the continent, and resisting mounting corporate pressure to use industrialised seed and farming methods. This film is the follow up to our landmark 2012 film Seeds of Freedom, narrated by Jeremy Irons. Find out more and watch more films at seedsoffreedom.info More about Seeds of Sovereignty: Seeds of Sovereignty shows that farmers around the world have saved and bred an unimaginable wealth of seed diversity to meet many different challenges, but as corporate seed and chemicals replace farmers' own ingenuity, this diversity is steadily disappearing. Reviving farmers' in-depth knowledge of how to save and adapt seed is critical, and the film is aimed to encourage others to do so by setting out the key stages in this process. Through interviews and stunning cinematography from across the continent, the 35-minute film unpacks an approach aligned to the principles of the growing global food sovereignty movement and provides a guide for anyone looking to revive traditional, diversity rich, seed and farming systems around the world. Seeds of Sovereignty is the follow-up to the 2012 film Seeds of Freedom, narrated by British actor Jeremy Irons. Seeds of Freedom challenged the global corporate agenda to control and monopolise the food and farming sector, most particularly through genetically modified seed. It has achieved global success and is used by anti-GM campaigners across the globe. Films produced by The Gaia Foundation, the African Biodiversity Network, MELCA Ethiopia and GRAIN

PUBLICATIONS AND GUIDELINES

ASSESING AGROBIODIVERSITY: A compendium of methods

Guidelines for collecting information about the diversity of crops, live