SECURING OUR SEED SOVEREIGNTY

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In an interview with the Hindu (April 6, 2012), Dr. Debal Deb, a rice conservationist, revealed that India had more than 100,000 varieties of Rice until as recently as 1970. However, as green revolution became an entrenched part of the … Continue reading

World Earth day Celebration at NESFAS

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For World Earth Day 2019, NESFAS team had an in-house celebration to commemorate this event.  We planted a bayberry sapling and organized a pot-luck lunch. An episode of ‘Our Planet’ was also screened for all the staff and members at … Continue reading

Laitsohpliah starts a Community Seed Bank

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Phrang Roy, chairman of the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS), on 18th April 2019 inaugurated a Community Seed Bank at Laitsohpliah, East Khasi Hills. After the inauguration, Roy congratulated the community members and said they should preserve the … Continue reading

First Mei-Ramew Farmers’ Market of the year in Shillong

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Three communities from Meghalaya participated in the monthly Mei Ramew Farmers’ Market which was organised by the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) on Saturday at the office’s premises in Laitumkhrah. The market showcased and sold various produce … Continue reading

Cooks’ alliance members catered lunch at the #GoVote Event

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On the 9th of April, 2019, Kong Plantina Mujai and Kong Dial Muktieh from Khweng and Kong Babika from Plasha collaborated to cater lunch to 1500 participants and officials at the #GOVOTELok Sabha Election Voter Awareness event at U Soso … Continue reading

NESFAS to foster a glocal partnership by hosting the TIP Fellowship Programme 2019

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Subsequent to the success of the Indigenous Youth Fellowship Programme in 2017, NESFAS, a local indigenous organisation, will host the programme for 2019 while bearing most of the cost of this hosting locally and nationally, making it a truly local-global partnership … Continue reading