21 September

Women as Agents of Change. Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and Climate Change

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Indigenous food systems have offered the world positive examples of solutions to the problems of climate change and global hunger by promoting sustainable food systems that are socially, economically and culturally fair.

They represent a model for biodiversity conservation and reproduction since the traditional way of living of indigenous peoples represents an effective method for preserving biodiversity and fighting deforestation and climate change. As the custodians of seeds and biodiversity, women play a key role in conserving and developing indigenous food systems, yet they are often more vulnerable to climate change than men. What are the biggest challenges they have to face?


  • Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Carolina Santos Segundo, from Mazahua peoples of San Felipe del Progreso, México State and Agencia  de Noticias de Mujeres indígenas y afrodescendientes (NOTIMIA), Mexico. 
  • Anneli Jonsson-  Sàpmi ITM Advisory Board Member for Europe, Sweden
  • Rowen White- Mohawk community of Akwesasne, Nevada City, USA. 

Moderator: Tunda Lepore, member of the ITM Advisory Board (for East Africa) 

Priority entrance reserved for delegates. Access requires registration on site.

21 September

15:00 - 17:00

Arena di Terra Madre / Terra Madre Arena – Oval