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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, a young 20-year-old, Bakmenlang Nongrum lives in the Village of Laitsohpliah. He is like any adolescent who enjoys the thrills and joy with his friends … Continue reading

Traditional Knowledge Holder of Laitsohpliah

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Kong Slibon Nongrum of Laitsohpliah, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, was a renowned indigenous knowledge holder recognised by NESFAS over the last 5 years of their work for ITM 2015 . She passed away at the age of 83 on the … Continue reading

Rural youth are the future of food security

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On the 20th December 2016, as part of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), Shillong, the Tynrai Foundation held a programme at Sohrarim to deliberate on certain new possibilities for the Youth in our region who built on their capacity to … Continue reading