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Jhum based Indigenous Food System can combat Climate Change

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

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

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

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

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

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UN Pre-COP26 side event: Climate resilience insights from the White/Wiphala paper with reference to the Khasi Food Systems

A side event of the UN Pre-COP26 on Climate Resilience of the Indigenous Peoples’ Food systems took place on the 30th of September based on the White/Wiphala Paper(WWP) on Indigenous Peoples’ food systems which was published this year in Rome. … Continue reading

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Khasi people from Nongtraw and NESFAS among recipients of the Prestigious Hallbars Sustainability Publication Award 2021

Hallbars, a Sustainability Research Organisation awarded the contribution of four individuals, organisations, and community from Meghalaya as part of the Best 2021 Sustainability Publication Award. The Indigenous Partnership (TIP), NESFAS, and the Khasi People of Nongtraw were among the 58 awardees for their contribution towards the award winning publication “Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems: Insights on Sustainability and Resilience from the front line of climate Change.”
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Khneng embroidery competition concludes on National Handloom Day

The Department of Arts and Culture and the Department of Textiles, Govt. of Meghalaya, in collaboration with NESFAS, concluded the “Khneng Embroidery Competition” on the occasion of National Handloom August 7, 2021 at Mustoh village, East Khasi Hills. Continue reading

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