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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

Khweng Community steps forward for PRA

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PRA or Participatory Rapid Appraisal as a tool empowers local people in taking active roles in studying their habitat, environment, strength and weaknesses. Identifying priorities for development activities within the community is an important aspect of PRA exercises. Possible options … 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

Rebranding Agriculture as a Profession for the Youth

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  From the 23rd to 27th January 2017, a training for Youth Leadership and Community Development was organised by the Society For Urban and Rural Development (SURE) Jowai, sponsored by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYK) Jowai at Moosakhia Village, Amlarem … Continue reading

Composting Session- 4 at Laitsohpliah

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Since the start of the compost making at Laitsohpliah on the 12th November 2016, the day finally arrived that it is ready to be used in the fields. On the 15th of December 2016, the community members came forward once … 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