Category Archives: Urban Youth Farming Programme

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

A special focus area for NESFAS in the facilitating of community is to empower local communities to celebrate and defend their diverse food and agriculture practices and to have a say at local, Regional, National and International levels. NESFAS also strive to promote the importance of local agricultural practices for livelihood and well-being of communities. It does so by connecting people to the pleasure and importance of local food. 

Thus, it is important to promote urban youth to engage in farming practices in urban areas and other practices for producing fresh food or other agricultural products for them to understand   about the importance of IFS that plays a key role in food security. There are many different approaches to urban farming including rooftop farming, kitchen garden, vertical farming and other practicing method.

WHY URBAN YOUTH FARMING PROGRAMME?

2020 has taught us multiple lessons due to covid- 19 pandemic . One is returning back to our basics i.e., farming/agriculture. People in the urban areas have been constantly depending on farmers for their food. Keeping in mind the challenges brought to us during this pandemic, it is important for youths in the urban areas to learn, know and understand farming practices. Having our own kitchen garden can keep us busy during our free time and also growing of crops organically can help families have a healthy food consumption. The main purpose of this programme is to impart knowledge and training to youths regarding urban faming. 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PROGRAMME?

  1. Agrobiodiversity Walks
  2. Field visits to selected villages
  3. Session on urban farming (theoretically & practical)
  4. Introduction of Urban Farming and Agrobiodiversity.

for application please fill in this form

 

 

Church is not only concern with food for the soul but the body too: Jingiaseng Samla Shangpung Presbytery

NEWS ITEM VIA: Syllad.com JOWAI: This perhaps is the first time ever when the church organisation also include workshop on food on its program, the church therefore is not only concern with feeding its flock with the food of the soul … Continue reading

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Aman A•song Food Festival held at Darechikgre, Garo Hills

NESFAS held the first ever Aman A•song (Mother Earth) Food Festival (Mother Earth) on December 15, 2019 at the Darechikgre Playground, West Garo Hills. Deputy commissioner (West Garo Hills) Ram Singh and a friend of NESFAS graced the occasion as … Continue reading

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Kong Dial Muktieh’s Mei-Ramew Cafe launched at Khweng, Ri-Bhoi

Dial Muktieh’s Mei Ramew Cafe Dial Muktieh, who aims to promote traditional food and innovate on traditional recipes using local resources, is a hardworking and enterprising woman from Khweng, Ri-Bhoi. Born on February 14, 1980, she has a high knowledge … Continue reading

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Last Mei-Ramew Farmers’ Market of the year showcases Christmas goodies from three Special Homes    

Shillong: Five communities from Meghalaya gathered at All Saints Hall on Monday for the Mei-Ramew Farmers’ Market, which was organised by the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society. The market showcased various chemical-free produce, wild edible plants and plants which were … Continue reading

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NESFAS highlights Indigenous Food at the North East Food Show

The North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity (NESFAS) on Wednesday was lauded by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday at the North East Food Show for their ongoing exemplary work in all fields. Sangma visited the NESFAS stall … Continue reading

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From Farm to Plate- Mei-Ramew Farmers’ Market November edition

The North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) hosted its monthly Mei-Ramew Farmers’ Market at All Saints Hall, IGP, Shillong. The market showcased and sold various chemical-free produce, wild edible plants, and plants that were cultivated from five communities … Continue reading

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