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Dewlieh Community: Revival of Millet Cultivation

  Community members of Dewlieh (East Khasi Hills district) are known for practising shifting cultivation also known as ‘jhum cultivation’. Their agricultural practices favoured the cultivation of millet, an important staple and food tradition in the lives of the community. … Continue reading

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Comeback of the super-grain: Bringing millet back to life

People are left wondering as to what would happen if there was food scarcity during the recent Covid-19 Lockdown that struck the state and worldwide. The Government in its own way is trying its level best to provide ration at … Continue reading

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Custodian farmers attend ‘Climate Change, Millets & Women’ workshop in Nagaland

Eight custodian farmers from four partner communities of NESFAS, SURE and SSC attended a one-day Experience Sharing Workshop on “Climate Change, Millets and Women – Concerns and Opportunities” at JMC, Lerie, Kohima on December 4 organised by the North East … Continue reading

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NESFAS at 2nd ‘Organics and Millets 2018 International Trade Fair’, Bangalore

Pius Ranee, Senior Associate, Agroecology, represented NESFAS at the 2nd “Organics and Millets” International Trade Fair 2018 organized by the Government of Karnataka, which was held from the 19th to 21st January 2018 at Bangalore Palace. This is the second … Continue reading

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A Journey of Millet from Farm to Plate

‘Krai’ (In local Khasi language) or Millets are heritage food of the indigenous people and over the years, NESFAS has been trying to revive its production. According to the inhabitants of Nongtraw, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, millet used to be … Continue reading

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Six communities assure to bring back millet

A workshop cum awareness programme on the importance of “Millet” was held on the 26th June 2017 at Laitdiengsai Village, Mawkynrew Block organised by the Social Service Centre (SSC) Shillong in collaboration with NESFAS. The programme is also part of … Continue reading

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