The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty (TIP) was established in May 2010 as a response to the growing awareness that the well-being of future generations can be sustained and enhanced by nurturing the traditional biological and cultural knowledge systems of indigenous peoples and local communities.

TIP set out to be the bridge that purposefully brings together indigenous communities, multicultural research  and social organisations to forge new solutions and a “new science of complexity based on modern and traditional knowledge for the design of resilient food and agricultural systems that would have lower carbon and ecological footprints.”

The regeneration of indigenous peoples food systems and agrobiodiversity has been a major funding priority of The Christensen Fund (TCF), who were eager to empower indigenous peoples organizations and have been a long-term and dedicated supporter of TIP since its inception. TIP was established in 2010 in Cusco, Peru under the guidance of The Christian Fund (TCF)

TIP is hosted in Rome by Bioversity International/CGIAT which empowers indigenous peoples to joint research, policy discussions and knowledge dissemination across a much larger pool of interested experts and development workers.