Virtual district level workshops on Micro Nutrient Rich and Climate Resilient Crop Species concludes

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NESFAS conducted four District Level Technical Workshops on Micro-Nutrient Rich and Climate Resilient Crop Species. The workshops provided a general overview of some of the developments that have been achieved from the “No One Shall be Left Behind Initiative: Biodiversity for Food, Nutrition and Energy Security Meghalaya and Nagaland, North East India” funded by the REC which spanned from 2018-2021. Continue reading

Sustainable Development Goals & Palm oil cultivation: A paradox

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND PALM OIL PLANTATION: A PARADOX

On the 26th August, 2021 NITI Aayog released the ‘North Eastern Region: District SDG Index, Report and Dashboard Baseline Report 2021-2022’. The report was a damning indictment of Meghalaya’s performance in terms of its progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Continue reading

Where traditional practices meet modern science: Technical Workshop on Agroecology with local farmers

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A Technical workshop on Agroecology for the Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills cluster took place on the 16th and 17th of September, 2021 via a virtual video meeting. The resource persons, Thomas Iangjuh (Junior Scientist, Bio Resource Development Centre, Shillong, Meghalaya) and Reccica Lyngkhoi (Microbiologist, Bio Resource Development Centre, Shillong, Meghalaya) helped facilitate this event and made it a success.
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Cocoon Dyeing Training Programme for larger and faster Eri Yield

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A follow up visit to Khweng, Ri-Bhoi was conducted on the 27th of August 2021 regarding the Cocoon dyeing training, which is part of the previous training programme in December . This training programme was conducted to essentially try out a new approach to dye the Eri silk which would eventually result in faster production of the same Continue reading

Farm on Wheels initiative receives local grassroots support in West Jaintia Hills

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Farm on Wheels

In a bid to repair the affected demand and supply chain of local produce due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NESFAS, since last year has facilitated an initiative called Farm on Wheels (FOW) under the project, “No One Shall Be Left Behind.” The FOW initiatives have been started by members of various Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) groups from communities across Meghalaya. Continue reading

Farm on Wheels initiative: A boon for customers and producers in two communities of East Khasi Hills

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been an unexpected setback for many small enterprises and businesses. Local economies have been caught in a stop and start circle due to the various restrictions and protocols imposed by the government to combat the pandemic. In this regard, farming is one business that has borne the economic brunt of the pandemic.
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