‘Finding New Heroes’ a workshop facilitated by UK-based Filmmaker Rani Khanna

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On 15th April 2017 NESFAS held a storytelling workshop ‘Finding New Heroes’ which aimed at empowering the youth to share the stories of local voices to global audiences. The workshop, facilitated by UK-based filmmaker Rani Khanna, trained 20 Mass Communications … Continue reading

NESFAS Held its First Ever Mei-Ramew Market in town

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  On 7th April 2017, NESFAS hosted its first ever Mei-Ramew Market, (Mei-Ramew means Mother Earth in the native Khasi language) which connected the people with local farmers in a mutually beneficial exchange. The event gave locals a rare chance to … Continue reading

Cooks’ Alliance Workshop at NESFAS

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Meghalaya traditional food

On the 18th March 2017, a Cooks’ alliance workshop was held in NESFAS office whereby Mrs.Anita Roy, Board Member NESFAS shared with the local cooks of Khweng and Nongtraw community cooking techniques which strongly complement the relationship between traditional food … Continue reading

Women are the undeniable protectors of the biodiversity

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women farmer

Women traditionally play a central role in any indigenous communities. NESFAS highlights the role of women as custodians of our agrobiodiversity and foodways. Today, March 8th marks the 106th anniversary of Women’s Day across the globe and for the indigenous … Continue reading

Khweng Community steps forward for PRA

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PRA or Participatory Rapid Appraisal as a tool empowers local people in taking active roles in studying their habitat, environment, strength and weaknesses. Identifying priorities for development activities within the community is an important aspect of PRA exercises. Possible options … Continue reading

“We need to lift up agriculture”, Bakmenlang Nongrum proclaims

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Amidst the gateway to Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, 10 minutes away from the famous Mawkdok tourist hotspot, young 20-year-old Bakmenlang Nongrum lives in the Village of Laitsohpliah. He is like any other adolescent who enjoys the thrills and joy with his friends … Continue reading

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