Press Section

This section is intended for journalists and media professionals. It lists the latest press releases we are distributing to the media and a selection of press review.

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Road development not part of ITM mandate: NESFAS

Officials of North East Slow Food and Biodiversity Society (NESFAS) which is hosting the International Slow Food event titled “International Mei Ramew” in Shillong between November 4-7, this year made a field visit to Mawphlang Sacred Grove on Tuesday, following allegations by a section of the people there that a black-topped road was being built right through the Sacred Grove as part of preparation for this international event.

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On May 29th, the NESFAS team along with the East Khasi Hills District Water & Sanitation Mission (DWSM) conducted an orientation programme at Chandigre in West Garo Hills on open defecation free and total sanitation.

40 villages keen to co-host Intl Terra Madre Festival in Nov

Representatives of 40 villages from various parts of Meghalaya gathered together at the Meghalaya Basin Development Authority Hall, Shillong, on Saturday as a joint step taken in preparation for the upcoming International Mei-Ramew 2015 to be held in the State in November.

Sacred Groves to host Terra Madre fest in October

The magical Sacred Groves at Lawkyntang, Mawphlang known for its cultural significance and ethereal beauty will host the first ever international Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 in India showcasing traditional foods of Meghalaya in October this year.

NESFAS organises evening of fine dining with Chef Antonini

Around one hundred people gathered on the lawns of the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) for an evening of fine dining with food prepared by Italian Chef Fabio Antonini, of Pianetta Terra, Amsterdam.

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Press Releases

“In a tree by the brook, there’s a songbird who sings”: Woodlands in an agricultural matrix maintain functionality of a wintering bird community

By Biang La Nam Syiem , Varun R. Goswami, Divya Vasudev Originally published in PLOS| One Abstract The agricultural matrix has increasingly been recognized for its potential to supplement Protected Areas (PAs) in biodiversity conservation. This potential is highly contextual, depending on composition and … Continue reading

Students from Central University of Kerala visit NESFAS

NESFAS had visitors on the 14th August 2018. The second year students of Central University of Kerala, Department of Social Work, School of Social Sciences visited our office to learn about what we do. Dr. Melari Nongrum, Executive Director, NESFAS … Continue reading

Job vacancy at NESFAS

Job Vacancy at NESFAS Staff required for REC Foundation funded project “No One Shall Be Left Behind Initiative: Biodiversity for Food, Nutrition and Energy Security for 3000 Households in Meghalaya and Nagaland, North East India”. NESFAS encourages young people from … Continue reading

A visit to IIT Guwahati

On the 2nd August 2018, Phrang Roy, Chairman, NESFAS, Janak P Singh, Sr. Associate, NESFAS and Anita Roy, Board Member, NESFAS visited IIT Guwahati to explore possibilities of collaboration with the Department of Design, IIT Guwahati. The team met with … Continue reading

Nutrition for underprivileged children- Reach Shillong Ministries Programme

A programme focusing on food and nurtrition for children was held at the Reach Shillong Ministries (RSM)- An all out of School Programme Mawarliang, Laitkor, on the 27th July 2018. The aim of NESFAS’ involvement is to enhance the nutrition … Continue reading

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