The Slow Food Indigenous Peoples’ Network presents the program of Indigenous Terra Madre 2024 – Abya Yala Peoples Mexico City

26 Feb 2024 | English

The event is and open to the public on March 9-10

With a few days left until the kick-off of the international event, the program is finally unveiled.

From March 6 to 10, 2024, 80 delegates from Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Ecuador and Nicaragua will come together as peoples in Mexico City at the 2nd Indigenous Terra Madre – Abya Yala Peoples, “Abya Yala” meaning America in the Kuna language. Under the theme “Indigenous peoples resisting at the table to feed the future and stop food colonization” conferences, discussions, taste workshops and cultural events will be held to celebrate the diversity, beauty, and deliciousness of indigenous food cultures, to raise awareness around indigenous peoples’ rights and to re-awaken taste.

The first three days will be dedicated to the Slow Food Indigenous Peoples’ Network, where delegates will have the possibility of exchanging and share projects, challenges and plan the upcoming activities for the future of the network in Mexico and Latin America. Delegates will be also engaged in a study visit to the ancient and still active Chinampas, a traditional complex cultivation system that provides several benefits to the climate and air quality of Mexico City.

On March 9 and 10 doors will open to the public, who will have the great possibility of meeting representatives of the network and attending several events, among others taste workshops, cultural performances and conferences.

Saturday 9 will start with an Indigenous welcoming ritual, followed by an Agroecological Rap show and a conference where delegates will address why it is important to decolonize our food. The afternoon will be animated by a Mexican band and a discussion on the Slow Food Coffee Coalition and the Indigenous communities involved in coffee plantations. The conferences will end with a panel addressing the role of women within the indigenous communities.

On Sunday 10 the three main conferences will focus on how indigenous youth are transforming our food systems, addressing the food sovereignty in Mexico and the challenges that Indigenous Cuisine faces against food colonization. Artistic moments with music and dances will also involve the public.

Over the two days an international market will welcome visitors who will have the opportunity of tasting and buying indigenous products from Mexico and Latin America.

The program closes with a tasting workshop dedicated to traditional indigenous Mexican recipes.

The Indigenous Terra Madre – Abya Yala Peoples event will be free and take place in the “Los Pinos” Cultural Center in Mexico City, where there will be public events, with visitors and guests, and private events, with workshops and guided visits, to collectively reflect on the journey of the Slow Food Indigenous Peoples’ Network.

Indigenous Terra Madre – Abya Yala Peoples 2024 is organized by the Timo´Patla Intercultural indigenous organization and the Slow Food Indigenous Peoples’ Network, with the support of Slow Food International and Slow Food Mexico.

The event is being held with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Tamalpais Trust and the Los Pinos Cultural Center.

About the organizers

Timo’Patla Intercultural A.C.: an entrepreneurial group of Nahua, Totonac and Mixtec women and men, who promote collective processes and leadership from living well with the peoples and communities of Mexico.

Slow Food is a global movement acting to ensure good, clean and fair food for all. We are growing a global network of local communities who defend cultural and biological diversity,, promote food education and advocate for fairer and more equitable food policy. Slow Food has grown to involve millions of people in over 160 countries around the world. Within the movement, the Slow Food Indigenous Peoples’ Network is dedicated to preserving, promoting and celebrating the food rights of indigenous peoples on every continent. The network facilitates networking and promotes a collaborative environment for advocates of indigenous peoples’ food systems, making it possible to follow dreams, develop projects, access resources and create valuable networks.



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