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Nominations open for Equator Prize 2019

The Equator Prize shines a spotlight on outstanding community efforts across the tropics that exemplify sustainable development through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Submit nominations by 26 February 2019! Read more ▸

The ICCA Consortium stands with the Wet’suwet’en

In November 2018, TransCanada tried to enter Unist’ot’en territory to begin work on their fracked gas pipeline. They were respectfully turned away but the struggle had to be intensified in response to several further attacks, both legal and physical. The ICCA Consortium is joining the international wave of solidarity. Read more ▸

Eight Shells

The voices of the women of the sea from communities of Barbados, St Kitts, Grenada, Belize and Costa Rica were heard loud and clear at a learning exchange aimed at strengthening the capacities of fisherwomen in the backdrop of the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines. Read more ▸

Crossing boundaries: Legal and policy arrangements for cross-border pastoralism

Jointly published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), this publication provides recommendations to enable and secure transboundary mobility for sustainable pastoralism, an overview of several legal and policy mechanisms and several cases of successful bilateral and multilateral agreements. Read more ▸

Regenerating the diversity of terraced landscapes through food sovereignty

By putting farmers and peoples at the centre, food sovereignty allows the traditional custodians of terraced landscapes to regenerate a diversity of local ecologies, economies, and cultures as part of a new modernity. After briefly describing the origins and history of food sovereignty, this paper, written by Michel Pimbert, an ICCA Consortium Honorary member, highlights some of the major challenges that need to be addressed to enable the spread of food sovereignty in terraced landscapes and their associated territories.  Read more ▸

UN adopts International Declaration on the Rights of Peasants

On December 17th, the 73 Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 73) in New York adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas! Now that the declaration is an international legal instrument, it is time to mobilise to support regional and national implementation processes. Read more ▸

Outputs on the COP 24 of the UNFCCC

UNFCCC’s 24th Conference of the Parties began with great expectations. Despite some progress such as the creation of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform, COP24 overall was marred by insufficient ambition and action on crucial issues. Read more ▸

National Workshop on ICCAs held in Malaysia

A multi-stakeholder workshop organized by PACOS Trust and SGP-Malaysia called for more support for communities’ self-strengthening efforts, the establishment of a national ICCA working group and the development of a dedicated law on ICCAs—Territories of Life. Read more ▸

Women, Food and Biodiversity

The lives of women farmers in rural Kalimantan who daily and quietly labor in their communities to safeguard local agricultural systems and food security are the subject of a book written collectively with women farmers and local seed keepers from Kalimantan, Indonesia. Read more ▸