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Communities showcase 50+ types of Indigenous seeds at an inter village seed fair

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

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Success experiment: Khweng community member reaps new tomato variety

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

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Bamboo School: Uplifting the livelihoods of local traditional artisans in Darichikgre

The surge in cultivating bamboo for architectural and handicraft purposes is evident in various parts of northeast India; particularly in the quaint village of Darichikgre Continue reading

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Eri-Weaves training concludes in Khweng (Ri-Bhoi District)

The North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity (NESFAS) team on December 4, 2020 concluded its three-month Eri Weaves Production training in Madanrtiang, Ri-Bhoi district. Altogether, there were 12 participants who took part in the programme.
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Two community members learn the art of Eri-Weaves at 55 & 65 years

‘Age is just a number’ is a common saying that we have all heard or have come across in today’s day and age. Fifty-five-year-old Wing Lamare and 65-year-old Elistra Lamare are two senior citizens of Madanrtiang community, Ri-Bhoi district who are popularly known to have devoted their entire lives to rearing silkworms from a very young age.
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The pilgrimage of a few: Mawpynthymmai sets as model community

Mawpynthymmai: An hour away from the road, sitting at the foot of a hill, lays this small community of 23 households. In 2008, a group consisting of three families moved away from their original community to the hill which lies opposite to theirs to start a new community with new mindsets and new beliefs.
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