local food systems


Restoration and reforestation of the Cañamomo Lomaprieta Indigenous Reserve, Colombia

By Héctor Jaime Vinasco, Governing Council of the Resguardo Cañamomo The Cañamomo Lomaprieta Indigenous Reserve in Colombia was created by a royal warrant issued by Carlos I of Spain in 1540. It covers 4,837 hectares and involves 32 communities. The history of Cañamomo Lomaprieta has been concerned largely with territorial defence; its rich gold deposits … Read more

Colectivo de indígenas iniciando elaboración de pasteles

Engendering biodiversity: Zenú Women, San Andrés De Sotavento, Colombia

The Zenú women of Colombia use their critical knowledge of natural resources and cultural practices in the meaningful space of the front yard, or patio, which survives despite the fragmentation of their ancestral territories over the past three centuries. The Zenú de San Andrés de Sotavento reserve is located in the Caribbean region of Colombia, … Read more

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Pgaz K’Nyau community social enterprise as alternative livelihoods for young generations, northern Thailand

Nutdanai Trakansuphakon*, Pgaz K’Nyau Association for Sustainable Development (PASD) The Pgaz K’Nyau (Karen) practice rotational farming as a self-reliant economy for our own food consumption. But today, we also need cash incomes for our expenses in everyday life.  PASD works with Pgaz K’Nyau communities on community social enterprise because today young people migrate to work … Read more