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NESFAS Held its First Ever Mei-Ramew Market

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  On 7th April 2017, NESFAS hosted its first ever Mei-Ramew Market, which connected the people with local farmers in a mutually beneficial exchange. The event gave locals a rare chance to directly interact with the farmers as opposed to just … Continue reading

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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Linking Indigenous Food Systems with Soil Fertility

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The 14th session of the United Nations permanent forum on Indigenous Issues is taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York from 20th  to 1st May 2015. At a side event organised by the FAO, CBD, Government of Nicaragua, Tebtebba, … Continue reading

NESFAS puts a Twist in Taste

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Millet crepe with fern and smoked pork filling

NONGRIM HILLS FOOD FEST

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A showcase of local ingredients in a brand new avatar. The menu features – Shiahkrot tea: A herbal tea made from an indigenous root called Shiahkrot Chilled Spice Bomb mocktail: A refreshing concoction of fresh ginger, fresh turmeric, lime, pepper … 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