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Custodians of culture and biodiversity: Indigenous peoples take charge of their challenges and opportunities

The objective of this study was to provide an overall and a country analysis of the needs of indigenous peoples and the solutions they propose to tackle rural poverty.

The study also focussed on gender. Another objective was to highlight innovative solutions for future development interventions and to scout for promising grassroots organisations.

This was done by capturing knowledge and information from 1095 proposals, which were submitted to IFAD for funding under the Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF) initiative.


Anita Kelles-Viitanen for IFAD


Gender, Indigenous peoples