NESFAS Partner Communities Celebrate World Food Day

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World Food Day

World Food Day, a day dedicated to tackle world hunger, is annually celebrated on October 16, 2020 globally. To commemorate this day, the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) along with its partner organisations — Society for Urban … Continue reading

Infants identify wild edibles, plants on ABD walk in Garo Hills

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Children have always been known to be silent observers and are great imitators of people who are older than them. Across the globe, schools have been shut because of the ongoing pandemic, thus, leaving kids with ample time to do … Continue reading

Nature’s Classroom: Children benefit from ABD walks while taking a ‘break’ from school

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In the wake of the ongoing pandemic, children have been taking a break from school since the COVID-19 virus has been spreading far and wide. In urban areas, schools have adopted online teaching despite many complaints of poor connectivity. However, … Continue reading

NABARD launches sanitation literacy campaign in Moodymmai

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WASH campaign in Jaintia Hills

To create awareness to sustain behavioural change of the rural populace towards adopting good hygiene and sanitation practices, the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) launched a nation-wide Sanitation Literacy Campaign on October 2, 2020, on the 151st … Continue reading

Biodiversity in Indigenous Rice Based Food System of Meghalaya

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rice biodiversity

By the end of October, a yellow sea will engulf the paddy fields of Meghalaya stretching from one end of the field, broken only by the low hills themselves covered with lush green vegetation. Anyone looking at this vista will … Continue reading

Mawhiang PGS members launch Pop-Up Food Stall to accompany FOW

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After community members at Mawhiang launched the Farm-On-Wheels (FOW) initiative in August, a few other members from the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) groups launched a pop-up food stall to accompany the FOW vehicle last month. The pop-up food stall consists … Continue reading