Mukhap community wins indigenous cooking competition

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The Society For Urban and Rural Empowerment (SURE) in collaboration with NESFAS organised an indigenous cooking competition (Grand Finale) on December 17 at their head office in Jowai where four communities battled it out for the title. All government SOPs and safety measures were adhered throughout the day and events.
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Research team represents NESFAS at 2-week global Climate Change webinar

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The NESFAS team attended a climate change webinar from November 18 to December 1, 2020 hosted by the Centre for Science and Environment, Delhi. Senior Associate (Research) Bhogtoram Mawroh and Research Assistant Stefan Lyngdoh whp attended the two-week bworkshop — An Introduction to Climate Change: Science, Politics and Impacts Continue reading

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

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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

9 communities showcase indigenous seeds at seed fair in Umsawwar

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The North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) along with the Umsawwar Youth Club organized a Community Seed Fair at Madan Football Nonglum, Umsawwar, Mawkynrew C&RD Block, East Khasi Hills on Friday (December 18, 2020). Continue reading

NESFAS-REC celebrates journey with 130 communities in Khweng Ri-Bhoi

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Under the current Rural Electrification Corporation Foundation (REC) funded project “No One Shall Be Left Behind Initiative”, the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity (NESFAS) has the goal of promoting indigenous food systems that will significantly contribute to improved nutrition, food security, and sustainable livelihoods. Continue reading

Waste to Wealth: Beekeeper turns organic waste into extra income

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Earlier this year, the NESFAS team had organized a Berkeley composting training, under the Rural Electrification Corporation Foundation (REC)-funded project ‘No One Shall Be Left Behind Initiative’ Continue reading