Key resources

Earth Vikalp Sangam: Proposal for a Global Tapestry of Alternatives

“Globally, there is a visible counter-trend to the destructive process of ‘development’ that the forces of capitalism, statism, and patriarchy have imposed”. In this article, Ashish Kothari (Member of the ICCA Consortium Council of Elders) introduces a new global initiative, attempting to weave together the various movements seeking alternatives to mainstream development.  Read more ▸

ICCA Consortium Policy Brief no 7 – Meanings and More…

In 2018, the Council of the ICCA Consortium decided to develop a lexicon of meaningful concepts and terms frequently used in its work, policies, and communications with its Members and Partners. Many of us felt that such a reference compendium would be particularly useful as the Consortium has highlighted and adopted new ways of referring to phenomena that had not been heretofore conceptually analysed. First among them are the very ICCAs—territories of life at the heart of the Consortium’s work… Read more ▸

ICCA Consortium Policy Brief no 6 – Nourishing Life -Territories of Life & Food Sovereignty

The ICCA Consortium is delighted to release its new Policy Brief, which highlights and documents the profound significance of ICCAs—territories of life- and their contributions to the food sovereignty of the peoples and the communities themselves. This is a call for movements that foster food sovereignty and movements strengthening territories of life to exchange knowledge and support each other!  Read more ▸

Manual de Protección a Defensores Indígenas de los Derechos Colectivos sobre sus Tierras, Territorios y Medio Ambiente

La Federación por la Autodeterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas (FAPI), Miembro del Consorcio TICCA, publicó este manual de protección dirigido a los pueblos indígenas que defienden sus tierras, territorios y el medio ambiente. En el contexto de la movilización global contra la criminalización de las y los defensores, nos parece importante compartir este valioso recurso. Read more ▸

Are Small-Scale Fishers In or Out of the Blue Economy?

In this article, Vivienne Solis Rivera, ICCA Consortium Council Member, explains that, despite representing 108 million people who catch, process, and trade small-scale fishery products, the livelihoods of small-scale fishers — and the food and nutrition they provide –are being overlooked in Blue economy and Blue growth dialogues. Read more ▸

The Communitarian Revolutionary Subject: New Forms of Social Transformation

The hope for a unique revolutionary actor in the XX Century evaporated as a result of the weaknesses of social organizations. In the context of Mexico, this paper, written by David Barkin, ICCA Consortium Honorary member, and Alejandra Sánchez, examines the potential of an almost-forgotten group of revolutionary actors: the indigenous and peasant communities.  Read more ▸

Towards Convivial Conservation

In this article, Bram Büscher (ICCA Consortium Honorary Member) and Robert Fletcher propose an alternative perspective to conservation. Named ‘convivial conservation’, this post-capitalist approach promotes radical equity, structural transformation and environmental justice. Read more ▸

Celebrating the Recently Launched IPBES Global Assessment

Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares and Aibek Samakov, Honorary members of the ICCA Consortium, participated in the elaboration of the Global Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, organised by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).  Read more ▸

Pluriverse : A Post-Development Dictionary

Lead edited by ICCA Consortium Council of Elders member Ashish Kothari, several Member representatives and Honorary members participated in the elaboration of this volume, creating a stimulating collection of over 100 essays on transformative alternatives to the current dominant processes of globalized development.  Read more ▸