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Dewlieh Community: Revival of Millet Cultivation

  Community members of Dewlieh (East Khasi Hills district) are known for practising shifting cultivation also known as ‘jhum cultivation’. Their agricultural practices favoured the cultivation of millet, an important staple and food tradition in the lives of the community. … Continue reading

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Mawkynrew block administration starts mini market to support farmers

After hearing several farmers’ cry for help, the Mawkynrew block level administration has decided to open the weekly market in an open field at Lum Rapleng twice a week. During normal circumstances, the market is usually opened at a crowded … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from COVID-19: Self-reliance, Self- sufficiency, Solidarity

Mrs T Shilu (33 yrs) and Mrs S Mathsϋlu (44 years) are both women farmers and members of New Phor Women farmers group initiated by NEN. They have been a part of this group since its formation in 2019. New … Continue reading

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MEI-RAMEW PHAWAR: EARTH SONG FROM THE FIELDS TO FORK TO HEALTHY FUTURES

Mei-Ramew Phawar by Kong Bisikrin Marwein from Mawlum Mawjahksew community Mei-Ramew Phawar: Earth song from the fields to fork to healthy futures. Kong Bisikrin chants about the importance of a green leafy wild edible plant ‘Jaraiñ’. WATCH VIDEO

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India’s Mother Earth Cafés Shine a Spotlight on Indigenous Crops

Originally published in Atlas Obscura Article and photos by Sharanya Deepak Rural restaurants are providing a market for endangered edibles. Early morning paints yellow stripes on the garden as Plantina Mujai selects a pumpkin. Carrying it inside, she hoists the … Continue reading

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Fllows presented their studies at FAO’s session-A new Generation from Matrifocal societies revitalizing their Indigenous Food Systems.

As part of the Fellowship Programme, on 10th July, 2019, the Fellows visited the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, to share their case studies about renewal and enhancement of their indigenous food systems, which they formulated with … Continue reading

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