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  • More than 100 representatives of indigenous mountain communities met in Peru's Potato Park in April 2017 to share their expertise and build their international network (Photo: Lucia Flórez Zelaya)

    Mountain indigenous peoples call for support for biocultural landscapes to achieve the SDGs

    The International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples has called for support and legal protection for biocultural heritage landscapes and community conserved areas following an event in Peru

    28 June 2017 | News | Climate change
  • The Potato Park’s Craft micro-enterprise group. Biocultural heritage indicators that are a guarantee of origin and authenticity have increased incomes and improved social cohesion at the Potato Park (Photo: Asociacion ANDES (Peru))

    Designing a biocultural heritage labelling system: survey results

    Our survey found broad support for a labelling scheme for biocultural heritage-based products. Now we need to get a pilot project off the ground

    16 January 2017 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • The Stone Village Seed Park lies in the Himalayan foothills of Yunnan, Southwest China. It is the homeland of the ethnic minority Naxi people. 

    Biocultural heritage territories film now in Spanish

    A visually stunning photofilm that profiles three biocultural heritage terriritories and their role in biodiversity conservation and locally determined development is now available in Spanish. Biocultural heritage territories protect indigenous and traditional land tenure and use land management to preserve fragile ecosystems and promote locally determined patterns of development

    30 August 2016 | News | Climate change
  • Sorting apricots in Tajikistan. The diverse and extreme climatic conditions of Central Asia helped farmers develop fruit varieties adaptable to drought and other environmental stresses (Photo: UNDP, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    The Paris Agreement – a framework for local inclusion

    The Paris Agreement commits governments to climate action. To deliver this agenda successfully, they must engage with all sectors of society, including indigenous peoples, and recognise traditional knowledge

    5 February 2016 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Biocultural products of the Potato Park in Peru, an example of the goods and services that can be produced by indigenous peoples to provide income and enhance incentives to sustain biocultural heritage (Photo: ANDES)

    Consultation: designing a new biocultural heritage indication

    How can indigenous people benefit more from their biocultural heritage? A new project wants to hear your feedback on how a labelling scheme for biocultural heritage-based products could work

    20 August 2015 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Representatives from indigenous mountain communities gather in Bhutan to discuss the impacts of climate change and how to respond using their biocultural heritage

    New film highlights mountain communities' climate workshop

    The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has released a film showcasing an event where mountain communities discussed the impacts of climate change and how to respond using their biocultural heritage

    18 May 2015 | News | Biodiversity
  • The Amaru community, in Peru, do not use any fertiliser on their crops (Image: Adam Kerby)

    'Guardians of Diversity' film in Spanish and Chinese

    A film documenting an international meeting of indigenous farmers in Peru's Potato Park to discuss adaptation to climate change is now available in Spanish and Chinese

    16 February 2015 | Article | Biodiversity
  • Men and women of the Andean wisdom networks map out their local area and sources of food.

    Learning to value Mother Earth

    Making informed choices about eating foods that have less of an environmental impact is the theme of this years’ World Environment Day. We can all learn lessons from local communities living in the Andes.

    1 October 2013 | Feature | Biodiversity
  • Drying medicinal plants, the knowledge of which is passed down through generations. In South Asia alone, there are more than 8,000 plant species with known medicinal value.Photo: Bioversity International/B. Sthapit

    Sustaining local food systems and agricultural biodiversity

    How and under what conditions can decentralised governance, capacity building and participation by farmers promote food systems that adapt to changing conditions and climates and maintain agricultural biodiversity?

    15 August 2013 | Project | Biodiversity
  • With food and climate change, policymakers risk betting on the wrong horse

    Governments are ignoring a vast store of knowledge -- generated over thousands of years -- that could protect food supplies and make agriculture more resilient to climate change, says a briefing published today by IIED.

    31 October 2011 | News | Climate change
  • New website shows how nature plus culture equals resilience

    Nature and culture are deeply linked. Together they are central to the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of marginalised people around the world, and will be critical to how they respond to climate change and other environmental challenges.

    18 May 2011 | News | Biodiversity
  • Farmers from Mali and neighbouring countries.

    International farmers exchange for mutual learning: Privatisation of knowledge and seeds

    In February 2007, ahead of the Nyéléni Forum for Food Sovereignty, IIED and its partners from India, Indonesia, Iran and Peru facilitated a preparatory workshop for farmers from Mali and neighbouring countries.

    3 February 2009 | Article | Food and agriculture
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