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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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“Traditional Seeds for a Sustainable Future”- Seed Fair at Laitsohpliah Village

A seed fair was held on the 13th March 2018, organised by Laitsohpliah RC/LP UP School at Laitsohpliah Village, East Khasi Hills Meghalaya, supported by NESFAS. Laitsohpliah Village is one of the active partner communities of NESFAS and is engaged … Continue reading

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“Ki Symbai Tynrai, Ka Lawei Ba Phyrnai”: Seed Fair

The partner communities of Lyngngam area, namely Pyndengmulieh, Porksai and Nongthawkhong jointly hosted a Seed Fair on the 22nd February 2018 at Pyndengmulieh village. This programme was organized mainly to create awareness in preserving, strengthening and most importantly promote the … Continue reading

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