Partners & Donors
ITM has been supported from the beginning by
IFAD works with rural people to enable them to grow more food, increase their incomes and resilience, and determine the direction of their own lives. Since 1978, IFAD has invested US$17.7 billion in rural development, reaching about 460 million people and helping to build vibrant rural communities.
The Christensen Fund is a private foundation founded in 1957. A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization governed by an independent Board of Trustees. Since 2003, the focus of TCF work has been biocultural diversity. Under this complex, holistic approach, TCF seeks to support the resilience of living diversity at landscape and community level around the world in partnerships with Indigenous Peoples and others.
The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty is one of the key partners that has been working hard to build this network. Its mission is to improve ways of linking indigenous peoples and local communities interested in pursuing self-determined development and to facilitate these communities in taking a leadership role in matters of agrobiodiversity.
Established in 2012, NESFAS emerged as an outcome of the collaborative activities between the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty (The Indigenous Partnership) and Slow Food. While Slow Food brings into play the importance of pleasure through good, clean and fair food, the Indigenous Partnership reaffirms the importance of local food systems and the age old role of Indigenous Peoples as guardians of agro biodiversity which is inextricably linked to their cultural identity and their rights towards food sovereignty and food security.
Special thanks to
The Government of Meghalaya of North East India that joined in support of ITM 2015 and in particular to its Chief Minister whose strong personal collaboration is a model for similar indigenous events;
Find a full list of the organisations connected to Slow Food and the Indigenous Terra Madre Network.