the organisers

The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty (The Indigenous Partnership) is an evolving network of indigenous communities, organisations and experts committed to defining their own food and agricultural practices that sustain agrobiodiversity, assisted by scientists and policy researchers who value participatory agricultural research approaches.

This strategic coalition involves a wide spectrum of organisations, each of which provides a critical perspective in the larger chain of actors necessary to advance change. Our partners are disseminated worldwide and include local, national and international indigenous organisations and research institutions.

The Indigenous Partnership collaborates with leaders and communities in order to identify the best way to serve them, respecting their lifestyles and sharing their fundamental knowledge with other actors in the global framework of agrobiodiversity and food sovereignty.


Slow Food is a global, grassroots organisation with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. Their approach is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean and fair. They work towards providing quality, flavoursome and healthy food and ensure that food production does not harm the environment and provides affordable prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers.

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North East Slow Food & Agrobiodiversity Society, established in 2012, recognises the strong connection between people, planet, plate and culture. It is a people’s platform that strives to represent the full bio-cultural diversity of the North Eastern states of India and to empower grassroots people to stand for their rights to practice and promote their own traditions. NESFAS believes that wellbeing is not only assessed in economic terms, though it is an important factor, but also by happiness, conviviality and health. The collective choice of the right food strongly contributes to these factors as it represents communality, healthy food systems and the maintenance of our eco systems.

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