Jhum based Indigenous Food System can combat Climate Change

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We were very disappointed to learn that Shillong MP, Vincent H Pala, intends to raise the impacts of jhum cultivation among other issues when he attends the parliamentary meeting at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to be … Continue reading

Business Opportunity: Impact Assessment Study of the “No one shall be left behind initiative” project


Tenders called from firms/individuals for undertaking Impact Assessment Study of the project entitled: “No one shall be left behind initiative: Biodiversity for Food, Nutrition and Energy Security for 3000 households in Meghalaya and Nagaland” Interested firms/companies can download the tender notice … Continue reading

Himalayan Rocket Stoves keep the fire burning in Community Halls and Mei-Ramew Cafes with minimal firewood

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In many of the indigenous communities from Meghalaya and Nagaland, firewood continues to be the main source of fuel to power houses. Alternate fuels like charcoal, which are burnt in small metal stoves are seen as secondary to firewood while the use of natural gas and electricity is irregular in many homes owing to high expenses. Continue reading

Community led Food Processing and Value addition training

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Food Processing training

A two-days training was organised by NESFAS on food processing and small scale value addition for members of Ialamlynti SHG, Ladmawphlang and three PGS group members from Nongtraw. The training focussed in enhancing basic skills of the participants and was facilitated by community members of the Nangkyrsoi SHG, Khweng from 24th to 25th October, 2021 in Lad Mawphlang, East Khasi Hills. Continue reading

CFS side event on Advancing Equitable Livelihoods for food systems workers: Bah Phrang Roy speaks on behalf of Indigenous Communities.

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CFS event

The Committee for Food Security (CFS) of the FAO yesterday convened a virtual side event on ‘Advancing Equitable Livelihoods for All Food Systems Workers’. The event was aimed at discussing mechanisms to build agency for the approximately 4.5 billion people that … Continue reading

Value Addition and Food Processing training for strengthening community entrepreneurs

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Nangkyrsoi SHG products

NESFAS recently conducted a two-days training on Food Processing and Value addition for 7 members of the PGS group from Umsawwar village. The training was held to equip community members with the necessary skill and knowledge of value addition and food processing that can help secure their income and livelihood in the future. Continue reading