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The pilgrimage of a few: Mawpynthymmai sets as model community

Mawpynthymmai: An hour away from the road, sitting at the foot of a hill, lays this small community of 23 households. In 2008, a group consisting of three families moved away from their original community to the hill which lies opposite to theirs to start a new community with new mindsets and new beliefs.
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Community children at Khweng identify aquatic life to strengthen biodiversity

Kaleidoscope diversity can be found in several indigenous communities across the world. The paddy fields harbor a rich ecosystem for plants and animals to thrive. In this way, the custodians’ cook of Mei-Ramew Café has strengthened the knowledge of children through the aquatic diversity in the paddy fields. An understanding of the aquatic life in Khweng has helped integrate and embrace the importance of an indigenous farming system and valuing the ecosystem.
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Umsawwar takes step forward in achieving a chemically free farming system

Community members of Umsawwar have now opened up their journey to exercising a chemically free approach to agriculture after the intervention of community leaders from the area. Through a series of awareness campaigns organized by NESFAS, Agroecology Learning Circle (ALC), … Continue reading

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NESFAS helps community members of Nongpriang, Umwang Nongbah pave way to healthy future

Community members of Nongpriang and Umwang Nongbah had untaken a project to increase their food crop productivity by setting out kitchen gardens at their communities. These kitchen gardens will help ease their dependence on cash crops and more so on … Continue reading

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National Education Policy-2020 and Indigenous Knowledge System

One of the biggest casualties of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has been the education
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Ri-Bhoi communities to diversify their crops by reviving Millet

NESFAS will be facilitating the journey of reviving the various varieties of millet through the rich experiences of community members from Ri-Bhoi as an initiation to bring back old indigenous crops. Continue reading

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