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Agriculture is our strongest foundation and we will never suffer under demonetisation

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The Indian Government’s sudden surprise move to replaced the  Rupees 500 and 1000 notes has nonetheless created various forms of chaos amongst the people in the country over the last few weeks. During the first few days many people were … Continue reading

Following the Lunar Calendar

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The traditional Khasi Jaintia calendar for agriculture is based on the Lunar Calendar which is divided into twelve months based on cycles of the lunar phases. The agricultural calendar marks certain days as significant for planting (or not) like the … Continue reading

Making biodiverse agriculture part of a food-secure future

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Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism? Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future? Given the need to feed an estimated 2.4 billion more people by the year 2050, the drive toward large-scale, single-crop farming around the world may … Continue reading

Indigenous diets can help fight modern illnesses, say health experts.
Traditional food consumed by rural communities contain nutrients that are lacking in high and middle-income countries

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Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society’s relationship with the Earth and restore human … Continue reading