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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Rising from the North-East

A new breed of food professionals is using ghost chillies and ‘masor tenga’ to start a fresh conversation about integration. People often dismiss Assamese food as a mere variation of Bengali cuisine. And while there are numerous restaurants serving Bengali food in Mumbai, as also other regional cuisines, no one serves Assamese food.

Indigenous Meghalaya beverages a hit among tourists

Two typical Meghalaya beverages – Cha khoo and Sha shiahkrot - are a big hit among visitors and their acceptance level has risen many fold since they were re-discovered by women self-help groups and marketed.

Northeast catches up with safe food movement

In spite of the growing craze for fast food, promotion of environmentally 'safe' food in the northeast is all set to get a major boost with Italy's Carlo Petrini confirming his participation in the Indigenous Terra Madre (ITM) in Meghalaya's Mawphlang next year. The presence of the global pioneer of safe food is expected to add to the prestige of the mega indigenous food event.

Adorning Mawphlang

HIS WORKS play with perception of space and dimensions. He takes simple materials like bamboo and crafts masterpieces. Germany based world renowned installation artist and architect Markus Heinsdorff was in Shillong to kick start his work with North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) for the second Indigenous Terra Madre festival (ITM) that will be hosted at Mawphlang in 2015. Read more at

The Future We Want – Life Before Death 4

NESFAS, the organization that I chair is precisely trying to help young people to be connected to their land and to usher in Meghalaya a new development paradigm – a development that is brewed in our traditional pot, a development with our unique and evolving identity, a development that is inherently good, clean to the environment and fair to all.

Press Releases

Workshop cum exposure visit on Mei-Ramew Café initiative

A workshop at NESFAS and an exposure visit to You & I – Arts Cafe were organized today for potential local food entrepreneurs, to enable and encourage them to initiate Mei-Ramew Cafes at the grassroots level. The participants were 13 … Continue reading

First ever Mei-Ramew Rice Festival by NESFAS

NESFAS organized it’s first ever ‘Mei-Ramew Rice Festival’ on 13th March 2019 at Liarsluid, Ri-Bhoi. Nine communities from Umling and Bhoirymbong C&RD Block, Ri-Bhoi, Meghalaya worked together to commemorate and promote the importance of this staple food. This event aimed … Continue reading

2019’s Women’s Day focusses on the health and nutrition of women for a secure future.

A woman’s health today A secure tomorrow! On celebrating the International Women’s Day 2019, NESFAS has initiated the campaign on Nutrition for women and children since March 1st Week. The campaign emphasizes the importance of consumption of wild edibles and … Continue reading

“Women are the custodians of biodiversity, food and nutrition”- WOMEN’S DAY 2019

“We in NESFAS and The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty (TIP) acknowledge and therefore promote communities and societies that have been founded on the matriarchal values of nurturing, sharing, non-violent social structures and gender equality. We believe that … Continue reading

Indigenous Feast at NE Science Fair

NESFAS participated at the North East Innovators Meet and Technology Innovation Entrepreneurship (TIE) Expo 2019, from the 28th February to 2nd March 2019, at NEHU Convocation Hall, Shillong. The event was organized to mark the occasion of National Science Day … Continue reading

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