Remembering Dr. A K Nongkynrih, Our flag bearer from the Khasi Community, Meghalaya, for the Indigenous voice  on a global platform.

“We are saddened at the untimely death of Dr. Kyrham Nongkynrih, our friend and also the Vice Chairman of our partners, NESFAS in North East India. We offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family members.  We will always remember Bah Kyrham for his love of our young people, our Mother Earth and for living his motto: "it is in giving that you receive..", Said Phrang Roy, Coordinator, TIP. Dr. A K Nongkynrih passed away at Bethany Hospital Shillong, [...]

PROJECT “No one shall be left behind” WINS “Best performing project” Award 2021 from United Nation’s IFAD.

Congratulations to our partners in North East India NESFAS as its PROJECT “No one shall be left behind” WINS “Best performing project” Award 2021 from United Nation’s IFAD. NESFAS was honored with the 2021-IFAD Indigenous Peoples Award on Monday, the 15th of February 2021. Says Phrang Roy, Coordinator for TIP and Chairperson for NESFAS, “This IFAD Award is a confirmation that indigenous young professionals and their allies can be change makers to spark joy, wellbeing and hope for a community-led world. [...]

TIP, its partners and friends, grieve the passing of Mr. Lawrence Diengdoh

It is with deep sadness that we receive and share the news of the passing of Mr. Lawrence Diengdoh, father of Mr. Pius Ranee, TIP Fellow 2017 and present Executive Director of NESFAS, at Nongtraw, Meghalaya, India, on November 18, 2020. Mr. Diengdoh, was a bamboo artisan and well-known beekeeper of Nongtraw. TIP, its partners and friends, extend their heartfelt condolences to his wife Kong Bibiana Ranee, a custodian farmer and local knowledge holder of Nongtraw community, and also to [...]

TIP-FAO Partnership: The Global-hub on Indigenous Food Systems

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN has launched the Global-hub on Indigenous Food Systems on September 28, 2020 with the agenda of operationalizing a food systems approach to accelerate the 2030 Agenda. The work programme of this initiative include Knowledge Bearers’ Platform which will involve different stakeholders working on traditional and indigenous food systems, a collectively generated online database, technical advice on indigenous peoples’ food systems and traditional knowledge, and creation of synergies. TIP is proud to be one [...]


STATEMENT OF THE INDIGENOUS PARTNERSHIP TIP/NESFAS As we commemorate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, let us not forget that supporting Indigenous Peoples is not only a social good; it is also a sound development policy. Defending the lands, languages and cultural practices of indigenous peoples and tackling the racism and injustices against them will lessen the outbreaks of future pandemics and manage climate change. Although there has been no homogenous pattern in the responses of Indigenous Peoples [...]

Remembering Ursula Hudson, President Slow Food Germany

The Indigenous Partnership (TIP) and its alliances of food communities and organizations grieve the passing away of Ursula Hudson, President of Slow Food Germany and member of the Slow Food International Executive Committee, last Friday (July 10, 2020). After receiving the news of her passing, Chairman, North East Slow Food, and Agrobiodiversity (NESFAS) and Coordinator TIP, Phrang Roy, expressed his sadness and also shared, “I think she was the wisest and most proactive International Councilor of Slow Food. We will [...]

What foods did your ancestors love?- Aparna Pallavi, TEDX Talks

Via TEDx Talks: Around the world, Indigenous food cultures vanish because of industrialized agriculture and a shifting, Western-influenced concept of the ideal diet. Food researcher Aparna Pallavi explores why once-essential culinary traditions disappear from people's lives and memories almost without notice -- and serves up a subtle solution to revitalize our connection to the foods we eat. This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxCapeTownWomen, an independent event. TED's editors chose to feature it for you. Watch video

The indigenous way of life: Food story of an indigenous youth

"I live in a place where food is everywhere, while in the cities people are struggling for food. All I need to do is just walk or climb a tree to get a fruit. People would say it's not just for them but these benefits are the result of thousands of years managing and protecting the nature and it's not just good luck. The difference is that we as indigenous people, instead of building a five star hotel, we [...]

TIP Fellows & Mentors respond to the call of GLF2020

Photo: GLF Bonn Indigenous fellows working with local food systems joined the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) 2020 and plan to build back better! In keeping with the special times of COVID 19 the Global Landscape Forum went entirely online from June 3 to 5, 2020, and connected nearly 5,000 people from 6 continents as it was digitally broadcasted to 185 countries.( Aptly the focus was on “Food in the time of crises“, raising the necessary dialogue between the speakers, who were [...]