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“Strengthening Convergences for Empowering Women Farmers in Meghalaya”- Workshop at SIRD

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Women farmers Meghalaya

North East Network (NEN) Shillong organised a two-day workshop on 13th and 14th June 2017 on developing a roadmap for action taken towards “Strengthening Convergences for Empowering Women Farmers in Meghalaya” at SIRD (State Institute of Rural  Development), Nongsder. The … Continue reading

Following the Lunar Calendar

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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

Indigenous diets can help fight modern illnesses, say health experts.
Traditional food consumed by rural communities contain nutrients that are lacking in high and middle-income countries

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Unprecedented levels of chronic non-communicable diseases are prompting calls to revert to the diets of our ancestors to regain lost nutrients. It is believed that such a shift would help to improve society’s relationship with the Earth and restore human … Continue reading