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Indigenous Peoples celebrate Indigenous Terra Madre 2015

Indigenous Terra Madre (ITM) is an international festival of the world’s indigenous food communities, who gather to share their experiences and examples on promoting sustainable food systems, which are more socially, economically and culturally just – where wellbeing comes from connectedness with each other.

Indigenous Terra Madre Conference Brings People Together Around Vitality and Sustainability of Food Systems

From November 3rd to the 7th, 2015, in the capital city of Shillong in Meghalaya, India, the second international gathering Indigenous Terra Madre (ITM) will bring together Indigenous people from all over the world to network and share knowledge about food, nutrition, and biocultural diversity.

‘Agro-ecology imperative for Indigenous people’s survival’

On Wednesday, noted Agro-ecologist from Mexico, Dr. Francesco J Rosado May, who is touring the villages of Meghalaya and Nagaland and will be in India until August 31, addressed an audience at the Meghalaya Basin Development Authority premises.
Speaking of Agro-ecology, Dr. Rosado May said the natural ecosystem has a structure and function and the interaction of the parts is what creates the ecosystem such as the nutrient cycles, energy flow and water cycle etc.

Sikh community extends support to NESFAS

The city’s Sikh community has offered to invite all delegates of the forthcoming International Mei-Ramew to a “langar” (community feast) – where the values of sharing, inclusiveness and oneness of humankind are practiced.

International Day of World’s Indigenous People

With the occasion of the World Indigenous Day 2015 scheduled for Sunday, NESFAS (North East Slow Food &Agro-biodiversity Society) Lecture series beings the countdown to Indigenous Terra Madre (ITM) 2015 in collaboration with The Indigenous Partnership for Agro-biodiversity and Food Sovereignty (Rome) organized an academic gathering hosted in Shillong and anchored by the presentation of internationally renowned specialist Dr. Harriet Kuhnlein titled Biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems and Security.

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Press Releases

Local artisans represent Meghalaya at the 2018 International Conference on Handlooms

Local weavers and embroiderers from Meghalaya are presently taking part in the week-long training-cum-awareness international conference on handlooms called the “Chenetha Chetikala Sambaralu” in Chirala town, Andhra Pradesh from November 11 to 18, 2018. This conference serves as a platform … Continue reading

Local Food Champions take part in Mei-Ramew Farmers’ Market

As an activity of the “No One Shall Be Left Behind Initiative”, NESFAS hosted its monthly Mei-Ramew Farmers’ Market on the 5th of October 2018 at its headquarters Laitumkhrah, Shillong. This time, the event saw the participation of school children … Continue reading

Delegates from North East India to take part in the Terra Madre: Salone del gusto 2018

The Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018 will take place in Turin, Italy from the 20th to 24th September. This year’s theme is “Food for Change”.  This biennial meeting aims to bring together a network of food communities, small producers … Continue reading

Bamboo Weaving in Wahsohra: A case study

Looking down the picturesque landscape as we move towards Sohra, there is small but significant village situated at the banks of the Wah Sohra River, the Wahsohra village. This is under the Laitkroh Community and Rural Development Block, East Khasi … Continue reading


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