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Contributions of indigenous youth in the strengthening of the Peoples' Food Systems
"Support the rescue, systematization and promotion of traditional food systems, based mainly on indigenous women and youth as a tool to ensure this knowledge over time" Network of indigenous youth Monday, April 19, 2021 12:00 noon in New York
Fecha y Hora
19 abr 2021, 12:00 GMT-4
Sobre el evento
Monday, April 19, 2021
12:00 noon New York
"Support the rescue, systematization and promotion of traditional food systems, based mainly on indigenous women and youth as a tool to ensure this knowledge over time" Network of indigenous youth
Indigenous food systems are based on the wide biodiversity of ecosystems where they carry out agricultural, livestock, hunting, fishing, gathering, bartering and marketing activities to obtain food. The forms of appropriation, exploitation and use of natural wealth are combined with cultural heritage, the conservation and introduction of products, the development and innovation of techniques, the reaffirmation of identities, customs and food and gastronomic habits.
The close links between territory and food systems are related to the processes of social construction and the various economic, cultural and climatic environments, the vocation of the soils, the care of the environment, the ecological calendars and the qualities of the food obtained in each season. of the year, among others.
Despite all this, there are challenges that need to be made visible and that can threaten these important systems not only for them but for everyone. We must mention access to sufficient and quality water, guarantee the ownership and conservation of their lands, respect for the biological diversity found in original seeds and which formed a history and tradition that put a brake on monocultures and food. industrial.
In this last point, the role and role of women as sources of knowledge in gastronomy and the role of indigenous youth as recipients and enhancers of this knowledge towards increasingly urbanized societies is fundamental.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indigenous Peoples have demonstrated, by themselves, that they have been able to readjust their food systems according to their worldview, reaffirming their memory, reactivating their capacities and rearticulating their networks.
However, indigenous youth have applied their own solutions to face the pandemic. Indigenous peoples' lifestyles, food systems, culture and connection to the land have been an important source of resilience. Understanding solidarity is important for young people to overcome the harsh effects. Today young people come together as subjects of the global community in collective solidarity.
LAC Indigenous Youth Network
Global Indigenous Youth Caucus (Lac Region)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Food Systems Champions
· Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples for Latin America and the Caribbean
International Land Coalition ILC
Event connection information
Invocation ceremony by Grandmother Amalia from Xochimilco, Mexico
Welcome to the event by Dayana Domico, Latin America focal point of the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus
Contributions of indigenous women and youth in the strengthening and preservation of indigenous food systems
· Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Independent Expert of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Mai Thin Yu Mon, Champios Food System
Jessica Vega Ortega, Indigenous Youth Network-Co Chair Global Indigenous Youth Caucus
Mirna Cunningham, President of the FILAC Board of Directors
Access to land and future scenarios of food systems in the face of climate change
Yon Fernandez Larrinoa, Chief, Indigenous Peoples Unit FAO
David Rubio, International Land Coalition ILC
Indigenous Peoples Unit, Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, CBD
Agnes Kalibata, PhD Special Envoy for the 2021 United Nations Summit on Food Systems