National Education Policy-2020 and Indigenous Knowledge System

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One of the biggest casualties of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has been the education
sector, with educational institutions remaining shut even after the lockdown is lifted. Continue reading

Ri-Bhoi communities to diversify their crops by reviving Millet

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Ri-Bhoi communities to diversify their crops by reviving Millet

NESFAS will be facilitating the journey of reviving the various varieties of millet through the rich experiences of community members from Ri-Bhoi as an initiation to bring back old indigenous crops. Continue reading

Garo Hills communities exchange saplings to increase diversity

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Seed Saplings Exchange

Monoculture has proven to be both a blessing and boon for some farmers across several areas in Meghalaya. However, this type of farming goes against traditional farming and also ensures no crop diversity in that particular area. Continue reading

Meghalaya’s Resilience in the face of COVID-19: The Beekeeper’s story

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Beekeeping of Meghalaya

‘Bees’- the Earth’s busiest and most fascinating creatures—probably don’t realise the amount of work they do, and they do more than just produce honey. While these tiny insects go about causally foraging, they pollinate a significant amount of the world’s … Continue reading

Madanritiang community aims to revive, save old local traditional seeds

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NESFAS always aimed to connect people to the pleasure of tasty, healthy, local food that is inseparable from people’s responsibility towards the environment and the preservation of agrobiodiversity. The NESFAS team had recently organized an awareness campaign in Madanritiang about … Continue reading

Agroecology Pre and Post COVID-19: An opportunity to advance sustainable food systems

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NESFAS in collaboration with The Indigenous Partnership (TIP) held an online conference with Dr Francisco J. Rosado-May of the Mayan Intercultural University of Quantana Roo, Mexico on October 19, 2020. He presented a lecture on agroecology and how indigenous communities … Continue reading