Lessons from Indigenous Food Systems

Organisers: The Tenure Facility, Land Portal Foundation, Ford Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation

When: September 30th 2021 at 9:00AM-10:30AM EST (15:00 PM– 16:30 PM CET)

Language of the event: Simultaneous interpretation in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.

Where: online, please register here.

Today, more than 476 million Indigenous Peoples, living in more than 90 countries across the world in seven socio-cultural regions, have developed unique territorial management practices that manage to generate food whilst preserving biodiversity. In a world where food security is becoming increasingly unstable , the way Indigenous Peoples grow and consume food holds answers to the world’s broken food system.  When it comes to the food systems of the world’s 476 million Indigenous Peoples, evidence shows they are highly productive, sustainable and equitable. Indigenous Peoples’ food systems have developed through long and detailed observations of the processes and effects of nature and they preserve rich biodiversity, provide nutritious food and are climate resilient.

We invite you to join us for this webinar, which will focus on what the world can learn from the traditional methods used by Indigenous Peoples and local communities to ensure their food security while maintaining a balanced relation with Nature.  We will discuss the important link between healthy ecosystems, indigenous food systems and food sovereignty while we will also hear how new initiatives aim to consolidate traditional ecological knowledge about wild foods.

This webinar will take us on a journey and together we will learn more about Indigenous Peoples and local communities’ greater connection to the food they consume, and discuss if and how these food systems can be incorporated at a regional, national and global context.




Thin Lei Win
Climate and Food Correspondant


Krystyna Swiderska
International Institute for Environment and Development

Diana San Jose
Program Officer, NTFP-EP Asia

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