The first of what we hope will become regular profile of foundation peoples and their knowledge systems from around the world. These are the people that have been growing food and raising livestock for millennia, they have faced droughts and floods, wars and famines and have overcome them all. Surely we can learn from the wisdom of their philosophies regards the form and function our relationship with the land should take? They are after all the very foundation of all of todays nations.
Amina Duba Tende, a Borana pastoralist from northeastern Kenya, spoke with Slow Food at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto about the challenges that her community, and their animals, are facing due to climate change, competition for land and water resources, and the globalised food system.