Healthy cooking: Chef Joel Basumatari ends 4-day workshop at Umdiengpoh

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Chef Joel Basumatari on Thursday emphasized on the importance of incorporating nuts and seeds in green salad menus to enhance the nutritional value of the food consumed during the last capacity building workshop at Umdiengpoh (East Khasi Hills). He also … Continue reading

Community feast: A Celebration of food with innovative recipes

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Children, youth, men and women of Mawmihthied, East Khasi Hills joined NESFAS and Chef Joel Basumatari during the cooking demonstration that was held today, October 30, 2019, in the Mawmihthied community durbar hall compound. This capacity-building workshop was also followed … Continue reading

Job Vacancy: Research Assistant


Minimum qualification: Master’s degree in Nutrition/Environmental Sciences/ Botany/Forestry or allied subjects Experience: Preferred Number of posts available: 1 Duration: 1 year Age limit: 40 Salary: Rs 20,000 per month Interested candidates can submit their CV with relevant documents at NESFAS … Continue reading

“Working with Indigenous Food System is to use local resources that are available in the villages.”- Joel Basumatari

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Day 2 of the cooking demo by Chef Joel Basumatari moves to Dewlieh community, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. Today, the community members, young and old, and the local cooks of ICDS and MDM participated in this cooking demo. We hope … Continue reading

Chef Joel Basumatari holds Capacity Building Workshop at Nongtraw, EKH

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A cooking demonstration was held today at Nongtraw village by chef Joel Basumatari at Nongtraw village, East Khasi Hills district. Basumatari, a member of the Slow Foods Chefs’ Alliance, holds a degree in Hospitality Management from Thames Valley University and … Continue reading


Increased diversity in mid day meals


Mid day meals are served to school children to enhance enrolment and nutritional status as part of the Government of India programme. NESFAS has worked with the schools to implement school gardens whereby the schools can get fresh vegetables to … Continue reading