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ALC members forego synthetic pesticides for biopesticides

The members of Agroecology Learning Circle (ALC) group from Sasatgre village in Garo Hills have in the last month, been conducting few local natural experiments to fight pests and insects from destroying their crops Farmers are using burnt ash and … Continue reading

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Langar: A Service to Humanity

Since the dawn of civilisation, food has been a predominant element in the story of human evolution. Be it the crucial switch from hunting-gathering to agriculture or when the search for spices led to the discovery of a whole new … Continue reading

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PGS groups overcome livelihood challenges during pandemic

Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) groups are internationally applicable organic quality assurance systems, which are implemented and controlled by several committed organic farmers-producers through active participation, along with the consumers, in the process based on verifiable trust. To help strengthen the … Continue reading

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COVID-19, landlessness and food insecurity in Meghalaya

Bhogtoram Mawroh and Jakrimre Momin In its 2019 ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World: Safeguarding against Economic Slowdowns and Downturns’ report, FAO stated that “Where inequality is greater, economic slowdowns and downturns have a disproportionate effect … Continue reading

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Revival of indigenous food system: Hill paddy cultivation in Madanrtiang

Gratia Dkhar, Naphishisha Nongsiej and Bhogtoram Mawroh “There is no alternative” or TINA was a slogan used by Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher which basically meant that there was no alternative to a market economy and globalised capitalism was … Continue reading

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The new normal: Market at your doorstep

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the state has caused regular markets to be either closed or partially functioning subject to protocols stipulated by the government thereby causing great economic hardship to many. This, however, has not deterred Mawhiang headman Bindar … Continue reading

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