Mawkynrew block administration starts mini market to support farmers

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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

Lessons on food security from Nagaland amid COVID-19

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Originally published in The Shillong Times By Pratyasha Ghosh The US is on fire. In addition to being the worst affected country in the world by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is also the site of massive protests to reopen cities … Continue reading


Nongkhrah-based society, SSC comes to aid of Nongpoh farmers 

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The Integrated Village Society (IVS), a Nongkhrah-based society from Nongpoh (Ri Bhoi district), collaborated with the state government’s agriculture department recently to help farmers sell their produce during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown. Members of the society said they store the … Continue reading

Our Solutions are in Nature: International Day for Biological Diversity

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Statement by Phrang Roy, Coordinator TIP; Chairman NESFAS Indigenous Peoples have traditionally been inhabitants of the least disturbed biodiversity lands and territories of the world. They manage more than one quarter of all the lands of this planet and protect … Continue reading

SSC lends a hand to communities under Marmain area

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Field coordinators under the Social Service Centre (SSC) have recently distributed ration and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies to selected households from communities under Marmain area (Ri Bhoi district), with the help of the respective village headmen. The ongoing COVID-19 … Continue reading

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

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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