Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme

SIANI Expert Group Discussion Series: Wild Foods, Customary Tenure Rights, Traditional Food Systems and Knowledge

July 22, 2020

We are pleased to invite you to the second discussion in a 4-part series on wild foods, biodiversity and livelihood which will run from June to September 2020. Please save the date July 28, 3:00 – 5:00 pm (Manila time). 

The discussion on July 28 will focus on wild foods in relation to customary tenure rights, traditional food systems and knowledge. How does customary tenure support diverse food systems, the maintenance of wild foods and food security? We will take a look at the situation of customary tenure recognition, rotational farming, and forest food management and harvesting across different countries in Southeast Asia. This session will be interactive and participants shall be assigned to breakout rooms to deepen the dialogue on challenges and opportunities for wild foods alongside recognition of customary tenure and traditional food systems. Inputs from the session shall form part of the recommendations that will be developed by the Expert Group for policy recommendations and advocacy.

Jeremy Ironside, NTFP-EP Trustee and a member of the Expert Group Steering Committee, will be moderating the session. He will be joined by other expert group members and dialogue partners in providing insights on the theme.