ABD Network

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]