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First ever Mei-Ramew Rice Festival by NESFAS

NESFAS organized it’s first ever ‘Mei-Ramew Rice Festival’ on 13th March 2019 at Liarsluid, Ri-Bhoi. Nine communities from Umling and Bhoirymbong C&RD Block, Ri-Bhoi, Meghalaya worked together to commemorate and promote the importance of this staple food. This event aimed … 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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In an impressive fossil fuels travel day, I left the Standing Rock reservation and flew to Italy for the International Slow Food gathering known as Terra Madre. A world congress of harvesters, farmers, chefs and political leaders, this is basically … Continue reading

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AN ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT PARADIGM

By Phrang Roy Indigenous peoples constitute one of the largest excluded and marginalized peoples of the world. Their population around the world is estimated to be around 370 million, more than the total US population of 311 million and more … Continue reading

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All-rounder Millets on Rural People’s Plates Since the Sangam Period

Millets formed a major part of the food people in rural areas consumed until recently. In fact, in remote villages of Tamil Nadu, food items made of millets were staple food and rice was consumed occasionally. They had nelluchoru (food … Continue reading

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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

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

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