Te Waka Kai Ora had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Phrang Roy during his visit to Aotearoa in June 2010. Dr Phrang Roy leads the international Indigenous Partnership on Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty. In this clip Pounmau Skelton talks to Phrang in the gardens of Papatuanuku Marae at Māngere.
“For indigenous communities everywhere land is life. Those who have their culture and their identity and their language grow crops that are so much needed for the world, that is agrobiodiversity. Evidence and data from around the world show that we can live in a more sustainable world and have more sustainable systems if we also adopt a paradigm of more local foods and more local food systems.“