Advocacy

The TIP Youth Fellowship Programme: A tool of empowerment for the youth

Pius Ranee, Associate, NESFAS, and Fellow at the TIP Youth Fellowship Programme 2017, shares his experiences from the pilot Programme of the TIP Youth Fellowship in 2017. Through this interview, he highlights what he gained from the Fellowship Programme and what future Fellows and youth can look forward to.What in your eyes is the significance of the Fellowship for the indigenous youth? The Fellowship Programme that TIP has initiated is quite unique in its approach. This is because it allows [...]

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TIP International Youth Fellowship Programme 2017

August 2017 saw the initiation of the TIP- International Youth Fellowship Programme 2017 in Rome, Italy. Supported by The Christensen Fund (TCF), the fellowship aimed at creating a platform for intercultural knowledge exchange among the youth of different indigenous communities and syncing them to global views, while sustaining their identities. The Fellowship programme was designed for four months and was hosted with TIP partner Bioversity International, an international agricultural research institution with a focus on scientific evidence. The program prepared [...]

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NESFAS to foster a glocal partnership by hosting the TIP Fellowship Programme 2019

Subsequent to the success of the Indigenous Youth Fellowship Programme in 2017, NESFAS, a local indigenous organisation, will host the programme for 2019 while bearing most of the cost of this hosting locally and nationally, making it a truly local-global partnership building initiative for indigenous communities. The pilot programme aimed at creating a platform for exchange among young minds from indigenous communities and syncing them to world views and actions, while maintaining their identities. It prepared the fellows through training, professional development, [...]

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TIP Indigenous Youth Fellowships Review’s Retreat Workshop, 26th September 2018, Rome

  TIP brought together global experts on Indigenous issues for a day-long review workshop for its international program for Indigenous Youth Fellowships in Rome. The aim of the fellowship program is to empower youths and adolescent girls to manage risks by linking indigenous food systems with agrobiodiversity, nutrition sensitive production and consumption, climate adaptation and appropriate value chains. The fellowship’s objectives align with the TIP vision of empowering indigenous communities to reaffirm the identity, pleasure and wellbeing they derive from [...]

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Shifting Cultivation Network​

TIP has been working with various food communities around the world aiming to link them and generate a common voice against misnomers due to limited knowledge. Among them isthe Shifting Rotational /Swidden  Cultivation or farming.  The terms are for a long standing  farming typology among indigenous triebes which is based on the relationship of conservation wiht the lands they live from. Much of the world’s ‘primary’ forest has in fact been historically managed under shifting cultivation. Where ‘secondary’ regrowth is rich in biodiversity as the clearings [...]

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ERI SILK & KHNENG EMBROIDERY

TIP linked with global facilitators like Carol Cassidy of Lao Textiles (South East Asia) to initiate with NESFAS work on preservation of the traditional skill of Eri weaving in early 2014. Ms.Cassidy’s visit to the weaving communities of Meghalya allowed her to assess the traditional weaving skills, existing product and the quality and quantity of the Eri silk, also locally known as ‘Ryndia’. She observed the challenges faced by the weavers and recommended NESFAS develop a traditional Eri silk [...]

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TERRA MADRE 2010 EVENT

The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty, being guided by Mr Phrang Roy, invites to the Terra Madre Earth Workshop event titled “Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty: the Role of Indigenous Peoples” to be held on Sunday 24 October at 15h00 in Turin, Italy. The Indigenous Partnerships is co-coordinating this special event with the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research and Crops for the Future. Background. Slow Food has entered into a partnership to strengthen the voice of indigenous groups at a political [...]

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Pollinators Network

Pollination is essential in ecosystem services as well as in the maintenance of global agrodiversity. Pollinators are essentials in sustaining food, nutrition, medicinal and cultural securities. In absence of pollination, a range of symmetrical and asymmetrical relationships between plants and pollinators tend to be influenced negatively, which in turn would have direct consequences on the health of the biological reserve. Pollinators such as bees, birds and bats affect 35% of the world’s crop production, increasing outputs of 75% of [...]

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Millet Network in Meghalaya (TIP Final Report 2014)

Millets are considered playing a central role both on the nutritional and on cultural side for indigenous communities. However, millets are facing a decrease in their diffusion, due to the spreading of commercial crops cultivations. They are also linked on shifting cultivation, a traditional indigenous agricultural practice that has been recognized as highly relevant for ecological and biodiversity preservation.Recognising the meaning of millets for indigenous communities and the cultural and alimentary risks related to their decline, the Indigenous Partnership [...]

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