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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

10 villages meet to improve School Gardens

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“School Garden are places where children learn about farming and the food they eat and form a bond with the land,” said Mr. Shaiphar Dohlieng, principal of the local school and headman of Dewlieh, East Khasi Hills. NESFAS has been working … Continue reading

India air pollution ‘cutting crop yields by almost half’

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Researchers analysed yields for wheat and rice alongside pollution data, and concluded significant decreases in yield could be attributed to two air pollutants, black carbon and ground level ozone. The finding has implications for global food security as India is a major rice exporter. Continue reading

Report on India’s tribal population kept under wraps

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Tribal communities have historically faced the brunt of the state’s development agenda. It seems the attitude of the government towards the tribal communities has changed little over the years. Continue reading

Getting to know “GARDENS ACCORDING TO SLOW FOOD” – A report by Janak Preet Singh

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On 23rd October 2014 at Terra Madre, Turin, NESFAS was given the opportunity to be part of a conference on gardens according to slow food. Here experiences were shared by groups from all around the world on school gardens and urban gardens operating in respective regions. Continue reading

Gen Youth promoting Agro-biodiversity – ShankardevCollege

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NESFAS has always stressed on the importance of the role played by the youth in the promotion of agrobiodiversity and, for a while now, has set its sights on the creation of Youth Food Clubs in the North East. Thus, … Continue reading