Celebrating the revival of Khneng Embroidery

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Khneng embroidery is a 200 year-long tradition that is unique to Meghalaya and is also the only known traditional embroidery technique of the State. The word ‘Khneng’ roughly translates to ‘border’ in Khasi and the inspiration of the embroidery pattern is drawn from a local insect called ‘ktiar’ that resembles a centipede. Continue reading

Game-changing dialogue at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit

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The Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit will set the stage for the culminating global event in September by bringing together diverse actors from around the world to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Continue reading

What the PM-KISAN Scheme reveals about landlessness in Meghalaya

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Agriculture, without doubt, is the most important sector of the economy of Meghalaya. It contributes to more than 20% of the State GDP and provides employment to more than half of the labour force in the State. Therefore, it wasn’t a surprise when during his visit to Songsak in East Garo Hills the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma, declared that his government prioritizes the farming community Continue reading

Ka jingkren na ka bynta ban wanrah jingpher ha ka Pre-UN Food System Summit: I Bah Phrang Roy i kren shaphang ka jingkordor ka rukom rep tynrai

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Kum shi bynta jong ka jingtreikam ba la tip kum ka Decade of Action ban poi sha ka thong jong ka Sustainable Development Goals kat ha ka snem 2030, u UN Secretary-General, u António Guterres ula khot pynlong ïa ka Food Systems Summit ha u Nailur mynta ka snem. Continue reading

NESFAS AND TIP mourn the sad passing of Wg.Cdr. Akhil Kapoor (Retd), Co-Founder, C. Green Organic Future Foods and member of the Slow Food India Network.

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“The news of the passing of Wg.Cdr. Akhil Kapoor (Retd) has been received with shock and a feeling of immense loss for all partners working together for improving the health of the people through traditional food. Continue reading

Game-changing dialogue at UN Food Systems Pre Summit: Bah Phrang Roy highlights the value of Indigenous Peoples’ food systems

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As part of the Decade of Action to achieve Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has convened a Food Systems Summit scheduled for September this year. Continue reading