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NESFAS-REC celebrates journey with 130 communities in Khweng Ri-Bhoi

Under the current Rural Electrification Corporation Foundation (REC) funded project “No One Shall Be Left Behind Initiative”, the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity (NESFAS) has the goal of promoting indigenous food systems that will significantly contribute to improved nutrition, food security, and sustainable livelihoods. Continue reading

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Mei-Ramew Cafe inaugurated in Cham Cham (East Jaintia Hills)

Luh Dkhar, headman of Cham Cham community located in Khliehriat Block (East Jaintia Hills), inaugurated the first Mei-Ramew Café in the area on November 30, 2020. It may be mentioned here that all government SOPs were followed during the programme.
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Umsawwar takes step forward in achieving a chemically free farming system

Community members of Umsawwar have now opened up their journey to exercising a chemically free approach to agriculture after the intervention of community leaders from the area. Through a series of awareness campaigns organized by NESFAS, Agroecology Learning Circle (ALC), … Continue reading

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NESFAS Held its First Ever Mei-Ramew Market in town

  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

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The office Community Garden

On the 29th April 2014, the NESFAS team along with a few well-wishers got together to plant the first batch of seasonal vegetables in the office community garden. The day was picked in accordance with the Lunar Agricultural Calendar that … Continue reading

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Following the Lunar Calendar

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

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