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Indigenous agricultural practices hold key to maintaining biodiversity & mitigating climate change

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INDIGENOUS AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES HOLD KEY TO MAINTAINING BIODIVERSITY & MITIGATING CLIMATE CHANGE Source: Indigenous agricultural practices hold key to maintaining biodiversity & mitigating climate change In early May 2017, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food hosted its 2nd International … Continue reading

100 North East Communities Started a PLEDGE to celebrate the World Environment Day 2017 with NESFAS

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It started in 2016 when Mawhiang village in West Khasi Hills requested NESFAS to join in the celebration of the World Environment Day.  They decided to dedicate a community land to plant local tree varieties with support from NESFAS.  More … Continue reading

How India can learn to tackle climate change from its indigenous communities- Mridula Chari, Scroll In

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Article published in: Scroll.in Phrang Roy, a Khasi biodiversity activist, says it is important to weigh science and indigenous knowledge equally and take the best from both worlds. Phrang Roy, better known as Bah Phrang, was born and raised in … Continue reading

NESFAS at Biodiversity Festival Chizami 2017

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On the 8th March 2017, North East Network marked Women’s Day by celebrating Biodiversity Festival with the theme ‘Celebrating Biological diversity, Bonding Earth Communities’ at Chizami Village, Nagaland. NESFAS, having a close network with NEN, attended the festival and Bah … Continue reading

Women are the undeniable protectors of the biodiversity

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Women traditionally play a central role in any indigenous communities. NESFAS highlights the role of women as custodians of our agrobiodiversity and foodways. Today, March 8th marks the 106th anniversary of Women’s Day across the globe and for the indigenous … Continue reading

“We need to lift up agriculture”, Bakmenlang Nongrum proclaims

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Amidst the gateway to Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, 10 minutes away from the famous Mawkdok tourist hotspot, young 20-year-old Bakmenlang Nongrum lives in the Village of Laitsohpliah. He is like any other adolescent who enjoys the thrills and joy with his friends … Continue reading