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What is the relationship between wild foods and indigenous people?

The presentation focused on the relationship between wild foods and indigenous people.

The SIANI Expert Group Wild Foods, Biodiversity and Livelihoods arranged a presentation focusing on the relationship between wild foods and indigenous people.

During an online discussion held in June 2020 the SIANI Expert Group Wild Foods, Biodiversity and Livelihood elaborated on the concept and value of wild foods. The main speaker, Madhu Ramnath, is a botanist and anthropologist and has spent several years studying the relationship between wild foods and indigenous people. In the below presentation Ramnath uses stories from the field to demonstrate indigenous communities’ value and traditional knowledge of wild foods, highlighting and discussing the key challenges and issues.

For the presentation and discussion, Ramnath was joined by the other members and dialogue partners of the expert group, including SIANI, SSNC, Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Institute for Social Ecological Research, Last Forest Enterprises, Tenure Facility, ICCA Consortium, Southern Institute of Ecology, PASD Thailand, Cambodia Indigenous Women Working Group, the NTFP Exchange Programme and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity.

This introductory discussion was the first of four discussions about wild foods, biodiversity and livelihood that will run from June to September 2020. In these sessions, the expert group and its dialogue partners will elaborate on the concept of wild foods.

Read the summary of the presentation and the following discussion focusing on wild foods and indigenous people.

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