First Mei-Ramew Phawar competition held at Jongksha

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A total of seven groups participated in the first ever Mei-Ramew Phawar Competition (couplet competition) hosted by the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS), in collaboration with the Social Service Centre (SSC), on Tuesday at Good Shepherd School … Continue reading

NESFAS celebrates World Environment Day with partner communities

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‘NESFAS and its partner communities support the fight against air pollution of the state government’s One Citizen, One Tree campaign by activating its villages’ Our partner communities on Wednesday united together to combat air pollution and celebrate World Environment Day … Continue reading

AGROECOLOGY AND INDIGENOUS FARMERS OF MEGHALAYA

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  Like for many parts of the country Meghalaya’s economy is still highly dependent on agriculture. The primary sector (which includes agriculture and other natural resources extraction activities) contributes around 30% of the state’s GDP i.e., Rs. 8,168 crore out … Continue reading

NESFAS Renewal at SILOAM

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The NESFAS Team and partners SSC (Social Service Centre) and SURE (Society for Urban and Rural Empowerment) came together to share updates, ideas, local solutions and knowledge at three-day retreat joined in by international friends who were touring the North … Continue reading

Celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity with 6 Communities

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NESFAS celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity 2019 on 22 May 2019 with Khasi, Jaintia, Bhoi and Garo Custodian Farmers, Mei-Ramew Café entrepreneurs, Women Group members and Youths from six villages.   Students of the Department of Environment and Traditional … Continue reading

Mei-Ramew Farmers’ Market- May 2019 Edition

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The second edition of the Mei-Ramew Farmers Market was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at NESFAS’ premises where two communities from Meghalaya participated. Two partner communities, namely Pyngkya and Mawhiang, both from East Khasi Hills, took the opportunity to … Continue reading