IFAD at Terra Madre
20 - 24 September 2018
Smallholder Farmers, Indigenous Peoples and Youth for the Future of Food
IFAD is attending the 2018 Terra Madre – Salone del Gusto conference from 20-24 September 2018.
The partnership between IFAD and Slow Food has grown into a collaborative effort to advocate in favor of smallholder farmers with a specific focus on indigenous peoples and youth. This has led to IFAD’s participation in several Terra Madre international events between 2010 and the present day, and to its support in the creation of Indigenous Terra Madre network.
Lingotto Fiere and Oval, Turin
The Terra Madre network brings together those who share the goal of promoting food production in harmony with the environment and respecting diversity and traditional knowledge. Since 2010, IFAD supports and attends the Terra Madre meetings in Turin that gather more than 5,000 delegates from all over the world every two years to discuss the future of food and agriculture. Terra Madre delegates represent food communities (including from IFAD-funded projects) and are farmers, breeders, fishermen, cooks, academics, activists and young people around the world.
Slow Food and IFAD have worked from the beginning of the partnership to build a shared discussion space for indigenous peoples within the overall Terra Madre network. Indigenous Terra Madre is led and organized by indigenous peoples’ communities and comprised of farmers, herders, hunters, gatherers, pastoralists, and fishing communities who face severe institutional threats to their social, cultural, environmental and economic practices.
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