Success experiment: Khweng community member reaps new tomato variety

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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

Farmers from Ri-Bhoi visit Mulum seed bank (West Jaintia Hills)

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Farmers from Ribhoi visit Mulum Seed Bank (West Jaintia Hills)

A one-day exposure visit of 13 farmers from Ribhoi/Social Service Centre, Shillong was conducted on the January 19, 2021, at Mulum Community, Laskein Block, West Jaintia Hills District Continue reading

Self help is the best help – Indigenous farmers stand strong against economic slowdown

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Self help is the best help – Indigenous farmers stand strong against economic slowdown

Farm on wheels, an initiative to sell local produce has enabled the farmer groups to access diverse local markets in a decentralized manner. In doing so this initiative has set an example to all other farmer groups collaborating with NESFAS in Meghalaya and encouraged them to adapt it and take it forward in their areas. Continue reading

Ki nongrep ha Meghalaya kin myntoi ne em naki ain nongrep 2020?

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Kawei na ki jingkular jong ka sorkar NDA kadei ban pynkiew ar shah ïa ka kamai jong ki nongrep kat da poi u snem 2022. Sah sa tang ar snem ban poi u snem 2022 bad i kumba kane ka jingkular kan ym urlong lymda ka sorkar kam trei borbah mynta. Continue reading

How does your home garden grow?

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The focus on nutritional food and accessibility amid the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted
people in the North-East to tend to their little patches of green Continue reading

A hopeful indigenous Christmas message from NESFAS chairman

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A hopeful indigenous Christmas message from NESFAS chairman

COVID-19 came and kept us inside even more, and here in Italy, we were the ones in the whole of Europe that saw the worst of COVID. In northern Italy, the last time they saw such an incident was 400 years ago. And suddenly, particularly the rich countries in Europe, were confronted with an issue- do we now pay attention to our health or do we pay attention to our livelihoods.
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