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Mawhiang PGS members launch Pop-Up Food Stall to accompany FOW

After community members at Mawhiang launched the Farm-On-Wheels (FOW) initiative in August, a few other members from the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) groups launched a pop-up food stall to accompany the FOW vehicle last month. The pop-up food stall consists … Continue reading

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Pandemic induces importance of seed exchange at communities

The North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) has been supporting several local communities to defend and revitalize their local food systems through various approaches (awareness programmes, training, workshops, exchange visits, and many more) for the future of food security … Continue reading

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Revival of indigenous food system: Hill paddy cultivation in Madanrtiang

Gratia Dkhar, Naphishisha Nongsiej and Bhogtoram Mawroh “There is no alternative” or TINA was a slogan used by Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher which basically meant that there was no alternative to a market economy and globalised capitalism was … Continue reading

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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

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Farmers empowered with training on Sustainable Green Technologies

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

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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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