Discussion about sustainable resiliency and disaster-risk reduction in addressing food scarcity in times of crisis.
The event will start with a short video of how the ranso, pangalap and panghuman are cultural practices wherein the Ati and the Bukidnon indigenous peoples traditionally harvest, hunt and gather as they are still being observed and practiced in the communities at the Bio-Cultural Diversity Learning Sites (BCDLS).
The formal setting-up of BCDLS sites highlights the importance of the linkages between biological and cultural diversity. Their concept is a holistic approach to provide food on the table, utilize the available local resources that provide food, sustenance, livelihood and indigenous knowledge systems and practices transfer, increase value of resources and products so that the indigenous cultural heritage are recognized, preserved, promoted and protected. These traditional practices provide for the sustainable resiliency and disaster-risk reduction in addressing food scarcity during times of crisis. The aim is to raise awareness and discuss issues of the indigenous communities in safeguarding heritage and traditions while addressing the situation of the pandemic.
The video and conference aim to facilitate lobbying proposal of institutionalization through adoption of local governments to support the promotion of BCDLs in South Negros Occidental area.
Free digital event. The event will be broadcast live on the NTFP-EP Philippines Facebook page. Event organized by NTFP-EP Philippines with Confederation of Indigenous Peoples Organization in Southern Negros Occidental (CIPOSNO).
Event languages: EN, PH