Tag Archives: #Covid-19

Langar: A Service to Humanity

Since the dawn of civilisation, food has been a predominant element in the story of human evolution. Be it the crucial switch from hunting-gathering to agriculture or when the search for spices led to the discovery of a whole new … Continue reading

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PGS groups overcome livelihood challenges during pandemic

Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) groups are internationally applicable organic quality assurance systems, which are implemented and controlled by several committed organic farmers-producers through active participation, along with the consumers, in the process based on verifiable trust. To help strengthen the … Continue reading

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COVID-19, landlessness and food insecurity in Meghalaya

Bhogtoram Mawroh and Jakrimre Momin In its 2019 ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World: Safeguarding against Economic Slowdowns and Downturns’ report, FAO stated that “Where inequality is greater, economic slowdowns and downturns have a disproportionate effect … Continue reading

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Safety with Style: Indigenous Eri Silk Masks from Khweng

The ongoing pandemic has everyone contemplating their mask experiences now more than ever. Until the past few months, masks were associated with dust allergies, health professions and style statements, but now they are a necessity to fight an infectious virus.The … Continue reading

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Community members value the importance of WASH campaign during pandemic

The Society for Urban and Rural Empowerment (SURE), during a recent survey at several villages, said community members have lauded the NGO’s initiative to hold several Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) campaigns in the past as it has proved to … Continue reading

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Food Sovereignty: The Way Forward for Agriculture in Meghalaya Post Covid-19

By Bhogtoram Mawroh In their 2013 document Food Security and Sovereignty (Base Document for Discussion) FAO stated “Without the right to food one cannot guarantee life, dignity or the enjoyment of other human rights”. The importance of food was brought … Continue reading

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