The indigenous way of life: Food story of an indigenous youth

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“I live in a place where food is everywhere, while in the cities people are struggling for food. All I need to do is just walk or climb a tree to get a fruit. People would say it’s not just … Continue reading

Comeback of the super-grain: Bringing millet back to life

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People are left wondering as to what would happen if there was food scarcity during the recent Covid-19 Lockdown that struck the state and worldwide. The Government in its own way is trying its level best to provide ration at … Continue reading

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“Covid-19 Crisis an opportunity for innovation”, Mother Earth Cafe – Darichikgre village

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By Chenxiang Rimchi N Marak, Janak Preet Singh and Bhogtoram Mawroh The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the economy throughout the world with small business being particularly vulnerable because of their lack of capital to tide over the lull in the … Continue reading

Madanrtiang to defend Indigenous Food System through Agroecology Learning Circle


Kynsai Shadap, NESFAS community facilitator under Madanrtiang, Ri-Bhoi Disrict, had earlier reached out to his own community the need to defend their Indigenous food systems especially during this pandemic crisis. Having learnt the concept of Agroecology Learning Circle (ALC), Kynsai … Continue reading


Traditional Knowledge Holders shift to retrofit safety rooms as the pandemic maintains its spread

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A month ago, NESFAS launched a project to build social distancing rooms for community elders, who are traditional knowledge holders. Nongtraw (East Khasi Hills) was a pilot effort to work with the community to break the spread by contact, especially … Continue reading

An alternative to bush meat: Need to strengthen Indigenous Food System to supplement animal protein

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Originally published in The Shillong Times By Bhogtoram Mawroh, Stefan W Lyngdoh & Jakrimre Momin On May 1, The Shillong Times carried a picture of three men carrying the carcass of a deer tied to the pole balanced across their … Continue reading