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Community Seed Banks And Community Seed Fairs: Reaffirming Seed Sovereignty

During the height of the pandemic, in 2020, members of the Madanrtiang Agroecology Learning Circle (ALC) looked up to two of their elderly members, Shildamon Lamare and Wing Lamare to help them document and preserve the local varieties in their community. “Most young farmers”, they said, “are losing the knowledge of the crop diversity in their community” and the need for a collective effort to safeguard the traditional seeds was felt. Continue reading

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9 communities showcase indigenous seeds at seed fair in Umsawwar

The North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) along with the Umsawwar Youth Club organized a Community Seed Fair at Madan Football Nonglum, Umsawwar, Mawkynrew C&RD Block, East Khasi Hills on Friday (December 18, 2020). Continue reading

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Pandemic induces importance of seed exchange at communities

The North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) has been supporting several local communities to defend and revitalize their local food systems through various approaches (awareness programmes, training, workshops, exchange visits, and many more) for the future of food security … Continue reading

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Monsanto is about to sue an entire country

From THE SUM OF US email: What happens when small farmers in Guatemala save seeds from one year to the next, as they have for centuries? They get up to four years in prison. That’s according to the “Monsanto Law,” … Continue reading

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