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COVID-19, landlessness and food insecurity in Meghalaya

Bhogtoram Mawroh and Jakrimre Momin In its 2019 ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World: Safeguarding against Economic Slowdowns and Downturns’ report, FAO stated that “Where inequality is greater, economic slowdowns and downturns have a disproportionate effect … Continue reading

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India air pollution ‘cutting crop yields by almost half’

Researchers analysed yields for wheat and rice alongside pollution data, and concluded significant decreases in yield could be attributed to two air pollutants, black carbon and ground level ozone. The finding has implications for global food security as India is a major rice exporter. Continue reading

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Sohliya Gets a School Garden

On 31st July, the children of Seng Kynthei Pres LP School of Raid Iapngar, Sohliya, Ri Bhoi District inaugurated their first ever School Garden. NESFAS Associate Trainee, Michael Shadap accompanied by three interns from the Social Work department, Women’s College, … Continue reading

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The Laitumkhrah Initiative on the roll…

NESFAS’s initiative to positively impact its local community carries on with the 3rd delivery of the harvest from its community garden to the underprivileged families of Laitumkhrah. The operation began with the planting of the community garden at the NESFAS … Continue reading

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Making biodiverse agriculture part of a food-secure future

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism? Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future? Given the need to feed an estimated 2.4 billion more people by the year 2050, the drive toward large-scale, single-crop farming around the world may … Continue reading

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International Year of Family Farming 2014

The 2014 International Year of Family Farming (2014 IYFF) is a worldwide celebration, declared by the United Nations General Assembly, that aims to stimulate active policies for sustainable development of agricultural systems based on farmer families, communal units, indigenous groups, … Continue reading

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