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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.

Press Releases

2nd edition of the Aman AlSong (Mei-Ramew) Farmers’ Market in Tura

Farmers from four different communities of West Garo Hills on Friday assembled at the Police Parade Ground, Tura and participated in the monthly Aman AlSong (Mei-Ramew) Farmers’ Market which was organised by the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society … Continue reading

Farmers empowered with training on Sustainable Green Technologies

The Bio-Resources Development Centre (BRDC) on Tuesday launched a five-day training programme on Sustainable Green Technologies at the office premises in Upper Shillong from April 23, 2019 till April 26, 2019. Farmers from NESFAS’ partner communities participated in the workshop … Continue reading

Ka Hok Long Trai ia la u Symbai

Ha ka jingiakren bad ka kot khubor, Ka Hindu (Iaiong 6, 2012), u Dr. Debal Deb, u riewshemphang uba trei ban pynneh ia u kba, u la pynpaw ba ka India ka la ju don palat 100,000 ki jait kba … Continue reading


In an interview with the Hindu (April 6, 2012), Dr. Debal Deb, a rice conservationist, revealed that India had more than 100,000 varieties of Rice until as recently as 1970. However, as green revolution became an entrenched part of the … Continue reading

World Earth day Celebration at NESFAS

For World Earth Day 2019, NESFAS team had an in-house celebration to commemorate this event.  We planted a bayberry sapling and organized a pot-luck lunch. An episode of ‘Our Planet’ was also screened for all the staff and members at … Continue reading

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