The Deceiving Taste: Agrobiodiversity and Cultural Values under pressure at 1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress

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TIP & NESFAS PARTICIPATE AT THE 1st INTERNATIONAL AGROBIODIVERSITY CONGRESS (AIC) on SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, POLICY AND PARTNERSHIP The  1st International Agrobiodiversity Congress (AIC) is underway from the 6th to 9th November 2016 in New Delhi, organised by the Indian Society … Continue reading

Agroecology: A Path We Walk On to Defend Mother Earth


Maria Estela Barco Huerta, General Coordinator of DESMI in Mexico, reflects on the agroecology learning exchange in Uganda that the Agroecology Fund hosted in partnership with the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa this Spring. When we received the invitation … Continue reading

Agroecology is the heritage & tradition of indigenous peoples


Agroecology is connected to the intrinsic wisdom of indigenous peoples; says Dr. Rangad                      Photo: Rucha Chitnis The Northeastern region of India is a bio-cultural hot-spot, home to some 235 tribes living for centuries … Continue reading

Good, Clean, Fair (Title)In an impressive fossil fuels travel day, I left the Standing Rock reservation and flew to Italy for the International Slow Food gathering known as Terra Madre. A world congress of harvesters, farmers, chefs and political leaders, this is basically the World Food Olympics. This is my fifth trip to Italy for Slow Food. I first went with Margaret Smith, when the White Earth Land Recovery Project won the Slow Food Award for Biodiversity in 2003, for our work to protect wild rice from genetic engineering. Continue reading

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“Hoi Kiw!” livens up the stage at Terra Madre 2016 in Torino

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Terra Madre Salone del Gusto; one of the biggest and most culturally significant food and wine fest in the world witnessed a colourful display of procession as delegates from all over the globe poured in to Valentino Park  located in the heart … Continue reading

Biodiversity, Resilience and Global Challenges: How the Indigenous Food Systems can Inspire Positive Solutions


—Vanda Altarelli Torino, Terra Madre 2016 Indigenous people consider themselves as part of nature; men and environment are one. We as people are reciprocal, seeking nurture and protection. As an individual who nurtures a field, he is in turn nurtured by … Continue reading

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