Our Mission

Our mission is to improve ways of linking indigenous peoples and local communities interested in pursuing self-determined development and to facilitate such communities in taking a leadership role in agrobiodiversity dialogues.

The Indigenous Partnership works to promote a dialogue between indigenous peoples and agricultural research and advocacy groups, act as an instrument for communication between diverse indigenous groups, and eventually develops a mechanism to promote this local knowledge so it can have a place on the agenda of international research and advocacy bodies.

The Indigenous Partnership aims to advocate and strengthen the voice of indigenous groups at policy level and promote their unique wisdom. To do so it unites a range of agriculture, conservation and indigenous organizations with active support from indigenous organizations, such as Tebtebba, La Asociación Andes and Vanuatu Cultural Centre.
The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty – supported by the Christensen Fund – brings together Bioversity International, Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Slow Food International.