Indigenous Peoples at the forefront of the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit: “Indigenous Peoples’ food systems are a game-changing solution to ensure more sustainable food systems”

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United Nations Food System Summit

“Indigenous Peoples’ food systems cannot be characterized according to dominant conceptualizations of food systems or value chains. Our food systems comprise different values, systems of governance and cultural relations to food” highlighted Anne Nuorgam, Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Continue reading

Celebrating achievements and progress on natural farming in India

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National coalition for natural farming

The first Anniversary of the National Coalition for Natural Farming (NCNF) event was held on July 23, 2021 through an online event. The event addressed  the  emerging agroecological practices that have spread across India, as a form of an agricultural redesign. Continue reading

Laitsohpliah-Laitumiong ALC starts an ecological garden

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Agroecology Learning Circle Organic Garden

Laitsohpliah ALC, an Agroecology Learning Circle group under NESFAS in the East Khasi Hills villages of Laitsohpliah and Laitumiong, recently started their own ALC garden on the 28th of February 2021. Continue reading

Ki Jinghikai ba la ioh – Kumno ki shnong Khweng – Liarsluid ki ialam lynti ha ka jingiakhun ia ka COVID-19

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Village COVID-19 response team

Ka Meghalaya ka la lah ban kiar na ka jingbun kiba ïap ha ka jingwan lynshop ba nyngkong ka khlam COVID-19. Hynrei, ka jylla kaba la lah ban pynduna ïa ka jingïabit ki briew ïa u khñiang jingpang, shen ka la sakhi ïa ka jingkiew sted kiba ïoh ïa kane ka jingpang bad kat ha ka 29 tarik u Ïaiong, ha ka jylla ki la don 16,617 ngut kiba la  bit ïa une u khñiang jingpang. Continue reading

SURE, NESFAS extends helping hand to elderly lady in Mulum

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The North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) launched a project for construction of elderly housing for elderly members of its partner community Continue reading

Village institutions lead in COVID-19 response

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Village COVID-19 response team

Meghalaya has managed to avert high casualties during the first wave of COVID-19. However, the state that maintained low positivity rate soon  saw a rapid  surge in cases and by 29th April the state had registered a caseload of  16,617. The steep rise in infection and deaths made clear that the second wave of COVID-19 would be more severe than the first. Continue reading