Indigenous Knowledge

Nigerian Chefs Work to Revive Indigenous Seasonings

Nigerian chefs Tunde Wey and Ozoz Sokoh are working to revive iru, an indigenous West African fermented seasoning.

Fair Trade Kampot Pepper Helps Cambodian Farmers and Canadian Food Banks

The 50 Million Meals Campaign is working with a collective of 400 small, organic pepper farmers in Southern Cambodia to develop a community-based, fair trade distribution system for the Kampot pepper.

A South Indian Researcher is on a Quest to Find Forgotten Foods

A local South Indian researcher is highlighting forgotten foods of the region’s past and reintroducing them to the world.

Indigenous Peoples Hold the Past and Future of Food in Their Hands

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples offers an opportunity to give thanks to the Indigenous cultures who steward the land and protect the world’s biodiversity.

28 Organizations Promoting Indigenous Food Sovereignty

These 28 organizations are preserving Indigenous food systems and promoting Indigenous food sovereignty.

A Call for Community-Based Seed Diversity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 is pushing America’s seed diversity and sovereignty to a crisis point — and how we respond could affect our food security and even national security for years to come, writes Gary Paul Nabhan.

New on the Podcast: Emily Broad Leib and Doug O’Brien Talk International Food Donation, and Chef Pierre Thiam Calls for Fonio on American Tables

On Food Talk Live: Dani talks with the creators of the new Global Food Donation Policy Atlas about mapping food donation and waste. Then, chef Pierre Thiam introduces the ancient African grain fonio and its potential to fight food insecurity and climate change.

These 18 Organizations Are Building a Stronger Food System Through Agroecology

The agroecology movement encourages farmers to use farming techniques that have many environmental, social, and economic benefits including increased biodiversity and education for women and youth.

Colby Duren Talks Indigenous Food and Agriculture Policy

Dani and Colby discuss food and agriculture policy from Tribal governments to the federal government. They also talk about the importance of teaching youth about agriculture, business, policy, and nutrition.

15 Indigenous Crops to Boost Your Immune System and Celebrate Biodiversity

Indigenous crops that are rich in nutrients like vitamins C and D, zinc, and iron can boost immune systems as well as the planet’s biodiversity—improving resilience to climate change, rebuilding soils, and supporting wildlife.