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Mawkynrew block administration starts mini market to support farmers

After hearing several farmers’ cry for help, the Mawkynrew block level administration has decided to open the weekly market in an open field at Lum Rapleng twice a week. During normal circumstances, the market is usually opened at a crowded … Continue reading

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Lessons on food security from Nagaland amid COVID-19

Originally published in The Shillong Times By Pratyasha Ghosh The US is on fire. In addition to being the worst affected country in the world by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is also the site of massive protests to reopen cities … Continue reading

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Nongkhrah-based society, SSC comes to aid of Nongpoh farmers 

The Integrated Village Society (IVS), a Nongkhrah-based society from Nongpoh (Ri Bhoi district), collaborated with the state government’s agriculture department recently to help farmers sell their produce during the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown. Members of the society said they store the … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from COVID-19: Self-reliance, Self- sufficiency, Solidarity

Mrs T Shilu (33 yrs) and Mrs S Mathsϋlu (44 years) are both women farmers and members of New Phor Women farmers group initiated by NEN. They have been a part of this group since its formation in 2019. New … Continue reading

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SURE bridges gap between farmers, common man during Covid-19 Lockdown

With the ongoing lockdown that is caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers have been taken by a surprise and have been affected tremendously as they were not able to sell their produce in the market as usual. The Society for … Continue reading

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Nohron SHG helps vulnerable families during COVID-19 lockdown

Snohktilang SHG is a Self Help Group (SHG) from Nohron village under Mawkynrew C&RD Block, East Khasi Hills District, that was formed in 2017 with ten women members. The group has a practice where each member saves Rs 10 per … Continue reading

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