Terra Madre 2018

Guaraná sticks as traditionally prepared by the Sateré Mawé people, that first discovered Guaraná and is today one of the major producers of the performance enhancing plant. The Sateré Mawé peoples is part of the Slow Food Network and youth representatives take part in the IFAD supported Indigenous Peoples Terra Madre Youth Network.

Jacilene is a member of the Sateré Mawé Slow Food Presidium. She was helping to sell her peoples natural products in the Terra Madre Event. She is a youth leader in her tribe and wants to contribute to preserve the traditional knowledge of her people. 

Capacity building and south-south exchanges about indigenous youth , innovations and drivers in the Terra Madre Arena. Rahul Antao from IFADs youth team contributes to the panel discussions stressing the pollination of knowledge needed at a global scale. With the aim to inspire others each participant lifted their own positive experiences, but also described the challenges. Concluding that indigenous youth can be the drivers of change.

A private collection of beans of different varieties was exhibited in the food fair. This was one out of many examples of how seeds and variety of seeds was put forth among the participants. 

Experiences and visions were shared among the participants from far distant geographical locations and levels. In this panel indigenous representatives from Latin America, Asia, Scandinavia and Africa took part. The participant in green skirt is Victoria Tauli-Corpuz from the Kankana-ey Igorot ethnicity in Philippines. She is also the UN Special Rapporteur of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Being a Mecca for food enthusiasts Terra Madre delivered a large variety of types of foodstuff and flavours. In the picture is a variety of types of artisanal mustard produced by small scale producers.