Forever young

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Indigenous communities have traditionally passed information from one generation to another. Valuable information products of hundreds years of experience and observation of the environment that surrounds them. Information related to specific processes in agriculture, to the management of natural resources, and how to better adapt to climate change. This knowledge exchange has been a way to increase the resilience of the indigenous communities throughout the centuries. But today, the sustainability of this strategy is threatened by the high rates of out-migration of indigenous youth.

How to preserve the indigenous knowledge that contributes to mitigating climate change and achieving food security, particularly among young people?

During the CFS44 side event “An intergenerational knowledge exchange: indigenous forest management and food security in the context of climate change”, different young people representing indigenous organizations, shared their experiences working with traditional knowledge to achieve food security.

Read the full post on the CFS blog here.

This blogpost covers the CFS44 side event “An intergenerational knowledge exchange: indigenous forest management and food security in the context of climate change”

Blogpost by Diego Valencia, #CFS44 Social Reporter – diegokuchara@gmail.com

Photo credit: David Stanley – Indigenous Inhabitants (LINK)

This post is part of the live coverage during the 44th Session of the Committee on World Food Security, a social media project supported by GFAR. This post is written by one of our social reporters, and represents the author’s views only.


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