Remembering Dr. A K Nongkynrih

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Remembering Dr. A K Nongkynrih

It is with deep sadness that we receive and share the news of the passing away of our dearest Dr. A K Nongkynrih, Vice-Chairman of NESFAS, at Bethany Hospital Shillong, Meghalaya after his continuing battle with illness.
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Communities showcase 50+ types of Indigenous seeds at an inter village seed fair

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Seeds and other planting materials are the basis of crop production. For years, indigenous farmers have saved, managed, and propagated local seed varieties in the different production systems. Continue reading

NESFAS “Leaves No One Behind” as its project wins recognition on a Global Platform

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Receives “Best performing project” Award 2021 from United Nation’s IFAD NESFAS was honored with the 2021-IFAD Indigenous Peoples Award on Monday, the 15th of February 2021. The other finalists were Safari Doctors from Kenya, Africa and Cabildo Indigena de Guambia, … Continue reading

Success experiment: Khweng community member reaps new tomato variety

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In the month of August 2020, as part of the ALC experiment, she observed a single young tomato shoot (different variant) sprouting in a spot where different tomato seeds were sowed in her kitchen garden. She removed the plantlet from its original place and sowed it in a different plot where the soil has been enriched with biomass, wood ash and animal manure and also receives ample of good sunlight. Continue reading

Farmers from Ri-Bhoi visit Mulum seed bank (West Jaintia Hills)

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Farmers from Ribhoi visit Mulum Seed Bank (West Jaintia Hills)

A one-day exposure visit of 13 farmers from Ribhoi/Social Service Centre, Shillong was conducted on the January 19, 2021, at Mulum Community, Laskein Block, West Jaintia Hills District Continue reading

Self help is the best help – Indigenous farmers stand strong against economic slowdown

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Self help is the best help – Indigenous farmers stand strong against economic slowdown

Farm on wheels, an initiative to sell local produce has enabled the farmer groups to access diverse local markets in a decentralized manner. In doing so this initiative has set an example to all other farmer groups collaborating with NESFAS in Meghalaya and encouraged them to adapt it and take it forward in their areas. Continue reading