Tribal farmers reclaiming denuded landscapes

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In southern Odisha state, India, the landscape and livelihoods of family farmers are threatened by large dams, changing rainfall patterns and government indifference. But tribal communities have decided how they want to conserve their land for their own benefit. And … Continue reading

St Mary’s Students Join the Local Food Movement

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On the 17th of September 2014, NESFAS was invited by the department of Home Sciences, St Mary’s College, Shillong, to conduct an awareness programme on Slow Food and managing Youth Food Clubs. The programme was positively received by the attendees carrying a strength of nearly 60 interested students, headed by the faculty of the department, Mrs. Nirupama James. Continue reading

Invitation for Quotations/Proposals for Documentation of Cultural Heritage of Meghalaya

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The North East Slow Food & Agrobiodiversity Society invites sealed quotations from interested parties with extensive experience in photo and video documentation, documentary production and coffee table book production relating to people, land and culture. Send application to: The Project … Continue reading

From the Stalls of the NEAT Fest

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The NEAT Fest 2014 kicked off following a gala inaugural ceremony. Soon enough, people were flocking to the rows of stalls set up there, all displaying agro-based specialties from various North Eastern states. Bhutan also had its representation at the … Continue reading

NESFAS @ the NEAT Fest

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What to expect: Great Food – The NESFAS stall will feature Indigenous food from Nongtraw, East Khasi Hills and our famous Millet Banana Cake with Sohiiong sauce. There will also be food stalls from West Khasi Hills and Bhutan. Useful … Continue reading

The Ark of Taste

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The Ark of Taste is an international catalogue of endangered heritage foods which is maintained and coordinated by the international Slow Food movement based in Bra, Italy. The Ark, like the Biblical Noah’s Ark, is designed to preserve at-risk foods … Continue reading