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AGROECOLOGY AND INDIGENOUS FARMERS OF MEGHALAYA

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  Like for many parts of the country Meghalaya’s economy is still highly dependent on agriculture. The primary sector (which includes agriculture and other natural resources extraction activities) contributes around 30% of the state’s GDP i.e., Rs. 8,168 crore out … Continue reading

Farmers empowered with training on Sustainable Green Technologies

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The Bio-Resources Development Centre (BRDC) on Tuesday launched a five-day training programme on Sustainable Green Technologies at the office premises in Upper Shillong from April 23, 2019 till April 26, 2019. Farmers from NESFAS’ partner communities participated in the workshop … Continue reading

NESFAS Held its First Ever Mei-Ramew Market in town

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  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

Reviewing Livelihoods and Farming Practices

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On August 7th 2014, NESFAS in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation) and the Agriculture Department, Government of Meghalaya, organized a field visit to Mawphlang, a village in the East … Continue reading

Grass and Leaf Graduation

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The women farmers giggled as they were given an award by way of honour on March 8, 2014. The semi-formal ceremony was underway at the North East Network’s resource centre in Chizami, Phek district of Nagaland. The women farmers were … Continue reading

International Year of Family Farming 2014

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The 2014 International Year of Family Farming (2014 IYFF) is a worldwide celebration, declared by the United Nations General Assembly, that aims to stimulate active policies for sustainable development of agricultural systems based on farmer families, communal units, indigenous groups, … Continue reading