Indigenous food systems, agroecology and the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure
On the 2-3 February 2015, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized a technical meeting betwen Indigenous Peoples’ respresentatives and FAO staff. The meeting was attended by more than twenty indigenous peoples from the seven socio-cultural regions identified by the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), including members of UNPFII, political leaders, technical experts, inidgenous food producers and traditional knowledge-holders. In addition, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the International Land Coalition (ILC), civil society and academia also attended the discussions. This report (PDF) includes the work plan based on the main suggestions made for how FAO and indigenous peoples can collaborate in the short, medium and long term. The report identifies concrete steps that can be followed in relation to the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication, known as the SSF Guidelines, inidgenous food systems and fishers among others.