Indigenous Peoples' food and knowledge systems: solutions on sustainability, conservation and restoration

Friday 3 June
17:00 - 18:00 CEST
Stockholmsmässan, Stage 2  |  Livestream

Organizers: UNEP, UNESCO, FAO, Global-Hub on Indigenous Peoples’ food systems and the World Reindeer Herders (WRH)


Considered some of the oldest and most sustainable on the planet, Indigenous Peoples’ food systems are intimately tied to the natural world and are capable of providing food and nutritional security while restoring ecosystems and maintaining genetic diversity.

As the world faces a triple crisis of climate change, biodiversity erosion and food insecurity - largely induced by the current global food system - Indigenous Peoples can provide some of the answers through their food systems, building on their traditional knowledge, unique territorial management practices, languages, culture and spirituality. The discussion involving the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UNEP, UNESCO, FAO and the Global-Hub on Indigenous Peoples’ food systems will aim to highlight the importance of preserving and promoting Indigenous Peoples’ food systems to address these challenges. In particular, the discussion will focus on the potential contributions of Indigenous Peoples’ biocentric/biocultural restoration of land, providing a unique opportunity to move towards more sustainable food systems for all while rooting in an approach that fully respects Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge, rights, values, and cultures.

Contact person: Siham Drissi (

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