Speaker Series: Andean Civilization Contributions to Food Sovereignty, Sustainable Diets and Climate Change Resilience

November 1, 2021

Carlos Andres Gallegos-Riofrío & Amaya Carrasco-Torrontegui

Gallegos-Riofrío: PhD, Gund Postdoctoral Fellow, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, The University of Vermont.
Carrasco-Torrontegui: PhD Student, Food Systems, Gund Institute for the Environment, The University of Vermont.


Co-sponsored by the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies and the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health.

Gallego-Riofrío and Carrasco-Torrontegui presented four case studies of present-day communities that are keepers of systems of knowledge, a deep embeddedness to Mother Earth, and ancestral technologies with the potential to uphold sustainable agri-food systems and to promote climate change resilience. This talk offered an illustration on how indigenous civilizations could offer alternative pathways to heal Mother Earth and co-build a sustainable future.

This event was part of Global Health Week.