PGS (Participatory Guarantee System)

TIP with network partners Keystone Foundations are working with NESFAS to drive the organic agenda in the North East through the PGS certification. PGS-India (Participatory Guarantee System of India) is a quality assurance initiative that is locally relevant, emphasize the participation of stakeholders, including producers and consumers and operate outside the frame of third party certification. Work has been initiated work in three villages of Khweng, Laitsohpliah, Nongtraw village respectively. This was then extended to Dewlieh village due to [...]


(ODF) Open Defacation Free

On the road to prepare the villages in Megahalay for ITM2015, TIP and NESFAS focused on the Open Defecation Free (ODF) campaign in collaboration with the District Water and Sanitation (DWSM) East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya, and the 41 host communities so as to improve the general quality of life in the villages by promoting cleanliness, hygiene and eliminating open defecation, a shared dream of NESFAS and the Government of Meghalaya. The campaign was conducted at the state level [...]

agroecology schools

Agroecology Schools

TIP has been facilitating with its circle of  experts as mentors  studies and orientation program on Agroecology. Initiated with its  partner NESFAS in Shillong, Meghalaya where visiting  Agroecologist from Mexico, Dr Francisco J Rozado May,  conducted  a workshop for Agroecological trainers  at the NESFAS headquarters  and related communities in Meghalaya in January 2016. In the session, Dr Francisco expounded on the concept of agroecology – a discipline that involves the study of the structure and function of an agricultural system [...]