NESFAS team guides communities on how to improve value added products

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NESFAS team guides communities on how to improve value added products

NESFAS Senior Associate Janak Preet Singh and Lead Associate (Health and Nutrition) Bdadrishisha Nongkynrih recently took part in a workshop organised by the Meghalaya State Rural Livelihoods Society (MSRLS) in Malki, Shillong, East Khasi Hills district earlier this month.
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Aman A•song Café owner pioneers using local ingredients in the kitchen

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Local resources and local ingredients are a fundamental step towards an integrated indigenous food system. Hendri G Momin, café owner of Aman A•song (Mei-Ramew Café), Garo Hills, launched the café in 2019 after the intervention made by NESFAS. Momin has … Continue reading

NESFAS grieves the passing of Mr. Lawrence Diengdoh

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It is with deep sadness that we receive and share the news of the passing away of Mr. Lawrence Diengdoh, father of Mr. Pius Ranee, Executive Director of NESFAS, at Nongtraw, Meghalaya, on November 18, 2020. Bah Diengdoh, was a bamboo artisan and well-known beekeeper of Nongtraw.

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Nohron community members’ obtain good quality Berkeley Compost

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  Members of Snohktilang Self Help Group (SHG) of Nohron community obtained a good quality Berkeley compost this November. Before this, members of the SHG held a Berkeley compost training in October and taught community members how to prepare this … Continue reading

Community children at Khweng identify aquatic life to strengthen biodiversity

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Community children at Khweng identify aquatic life to strengthen biodiversity

Kaleidoscope diversity can be found in several indigenous communities across the world. The paddy fields harbor a rich ecosystem for plants and animals to thrive. In this way, the custodians’ cook of Mei-Ramew Café has strengthened the knowledge of children through the aquatic diversity in the paddy fields. An understanding of the aquatic life in Khweng has helped integrate and embrace the importance of an indigenous farming system and valuing the ecosystem.
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Umsawwar takes step forward in achieving a chemically free farming system

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Community members of Umsawwar have now opened up their journey to exercising a chemically free approach to agriculture after the intervention of community leaders from the area. Through a series of awareness campaigns organized by NESFAS, Agroecology Learning Circle (ALC), … Continue reading