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Infants identify wild edibles, plants on ABD walk in Garo Hills

Children have always been known to be silent observers and are great imitators of people who are older than them. Across the globe, schools have been shut because of the ongoing pandemic, thus, leaving kids with ample time to do … Continue reading

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How India can learn to tackle climate change from its indigenous communities

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Women Farmers honoured on Women’s Day

Traditional grass rain coats and graduation hats made of leaf—14 women farmers from Nagaland and one from Meghalaya, for the first time in their lives, were honored (with the coat and hat) for their contribution to biodiverse farming during the … Continue reading

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Jhum Cultivation – More than just an agricultural practice

Let us understand jhum cultivation before writing it off.. Also known as slash and burn cultivation, jhum has over the years received a lot of negative press and not without reason. “The current practice of shifting cultivation in eastern and … Continue reading

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Ensuring a future for Traditional Medicine

An interactive session “Conserving Indigenous Knowledge on Traditional Medicine: Preventive and Therapeutic Nutrition Practiced in India and South Africa” was organized by the Asian Confluence at its conference center on the sidelines of a survey visit to Meghalaya by scientists … Continue reading

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Making biodiverse agriculture part of a food-secure future

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

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