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.

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.
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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


Ka bam kaba long ka jingdonkam ba kongsan tam jong man uwei pa uwei u brїew. Ka long ka lynti ka ban pyni bad ban iatai iakren halor ki jingma jong ka jingnangtlor ha ka jingdon ia ki jingthaw ba … Continue reading

“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

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