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

“Beekeeping for livelihood and sustainable agricultural development” focus of 2017

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Honeybee Meghalaya

“Beekeeping for livelihood and sustainable agricultural development” is the theme of the “World Honey Bee Day” 2017 that was celebrated in Meghalaya, India. The “World Honey Bee Day” was celebrated on 19 August 2017. It was organised by the Directorate of … 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

Six communities assure to bring back millet

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A workshop cum awareness programme on the importance of “Millet” was held on the 26th June 2017 at Laitdiengsai Village, Mawkynrew Block organised by the Social Service Centre (SSC) Shillong in collaboration with NESFAS. The programme is also part of … Continue reading

“Strengthening Convergences for Empowering Women Farmers in Meghalaya”- Workshop at SIRD

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Women farmers Meghalaya

North East Network (NEN) Shillong organised a two-day workshop on 13th and 14th June 2017 on developing a roadmap for action taken towards “Strengthening Convergences for Empowering Women Farmers in Meghalaya” at SIRD (State Institute of Rural  Development), Nongsder. The … Continue reading

The Indigenous Partnership, NESFAS and ICAR Training of Researchers on indigenous value chain and marketing approaches

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indigenous marketing pathway meghalaya

“The modern industrial food and agricultural system which is locked to monocropping, chemicals, specialization, consolidation leading to a loss of biodiversity, soil erosion and loss of underutilized food plants will have to be transformed during the 21st Century because of … Continue reading

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