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

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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

From where I stand: “Women have the solutions”

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Source: From where I stand: “Women have the solutions” Wekoweu (Akole) Tsuhah, from a rural community in Nagaland, India, is the first generation of women in her family to have been educated. She spoke to UN Women during the 62nd … Continue reading

Threading Narratives

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Article by: The Shillong Times By Willie Gordon Suting There has not been much research on textiles of Ri Bhoi district. Anna Louise Meynell sought to dig deep into this subject with the desire to promote and spread awareness. Her … Continue reading

Where is the love, if there is no food?

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Food for peace cfs44

Originally published: Committee on World Food Security CFS44 Why do we eat food? Yes, food sustains us in all possible ways. But it can also be an ultimate goal for peace. We often forget that food, clothing, and shelter are … Continue reading

In loving memory of Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit, dear friend of NESFAS

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Originally published in Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR) “In loving memory of Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit, Community Based Agrobiodiversity defender, mentor and dear friend of PAR” We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit, Senior … Continue reading

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