LACIS Honorary Fellow contributes to “The White/Wiphala Paper on Indigenous Poeples’ Food Systems”

LACIS’ Honorary Fellow, Olga Lucia Chaparro Africano has contributed to this important document (The White Wiphala paper Indigenous Peoples Food Systems) which was prepared by the World Center for Food Systems of Indigenous Peoples of FAO, in collaboration with a large group of researchers.  Contributions were made from the food systems of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon region and the challenges they face, which were integrated into the document, whose objective is to support the United Nations Food Systems Summit that will be held soon.

Here is a summary of some of the content that you will find in it:

  • A characterization of the food systems of indigenous peoples is presented
  • The contribution of these systems to current debates on climate change, food sustainability, biodiversity, environmental governance, among others, is highlighted.
  • The main threats faced by the food systems of indigenous peoples are also presented, while important solutions are proposed based on the attributes of their food systems, which could be constituted as transformation strategies in food production to a global level.

The document is not yet available on the FAO platform, however, the contributors have been invited to disclose this document in advance, so that it can be a tool for decision-making and the generation of public policies within the framework of the debates, both on the part of indigenous peoples, decision-makers, researchers, academia, and the public interested.

The Spanish, English and French versions will soon be available for consultation directly on the official FAO portal.

Contributors from Latin America. Samuel Cauper Pinedo (Asociación Centro Indígena para el Desarrollo Sostenible); Gloria Amparo Miranda Zambrano (Departamento de Estudios Culturales, Demográficos y Políticos. División de Ciencias Sociales y Administrativas, Campus Celaya-Salvatierra. Universidad de Guanajuato, México); Liseth Escobar (National University of Colombia, Amazonia Campus); Olga Lucía Chaparro Africano (National University of Colombia, Amazonia Campus. Honorary Fellow Researcher in the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison); Jenny Chicaiza (pueblo Kayambi, Red de jóvenes Wambra Páramo); Carmen Laura Paz Reverol (pueblo wayuu, Fundación Indígena Lumaa, Universidad del Zulia).