Tag Archives: Indigenous Knowledge

Na ka Kper Syntiew sha ka Kper Jhur

Hapdeng ka lock down, bun napdeng jongngi ngi ia pynlut por hala ki jong ki iing ki sem. Ka jingbatai ki riew shemphang, ki ong ba kawei na ki lad ban ialeh pyrshah ia u COVID-19 dei ban tei ia ka bor met (immunity) da kaba bam bun jait ki thup jingbam. Ka Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) jong ka United Nations kala phiah ia ki thup jingbam ha ki 10 tylli. Continue reading

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Strengthening biodiversity at the grassroots

Ever since its inception in 2012, NESFAS has played a major role in the preservation of indigenous food cultures and traditions in the North East of India, especially in Meghalaya. Over these years, NESFAS has worked relentlessly to fulfill its mission of highlighting the connection between sourcing tasty, healthy, local foods and the responsibility one has towards the protection and preservation of the agrobiodiversity that produces these foods.
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Ïada ia ka Umngot Mynta, Pyllait ia ka pateng ba lashai

Ïa ki imlang sahlang ba la shai ne ki Civilization jong ki briew la saiñ, pynwandur bad pyrsad jingim lyngba ki kmie kiba tuid jong kine ki imlang sahlang ba la shai – ka Nile, ka Indus, ka Tigris bad ka Euphrates. Continue reading

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A transparent look into beekeeping: Voices from Indigenous beekeepers of Meghalaya

To commemorate World Bee Day 2021, NESFAS reached out to a few beekeepers from the partner communities. These- individuals have been in the eye of the storm for quite a few years now and are well equipped with the information required to nurture and build a business around successful beekeeping. Continue reading

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The Bee Effect: Bees’ role as pollinators, producers of a superfood, and the impact of climate change

Pollination is one natural process, second only to photosynthesis that decides the future of the ecosystem. Three out of four crops across the globe depend, in some way, on pollination for successful human use; they not only contribute to healthy diets but also to maintaining and nurturing biodiversity on earth. Continue reading

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Umsawwar community and NESFAS stand tall against Umngot Hydro Electric Project construction

The year 2007 marked the inception of the Umngot Hydro Electric Project construction when initially survey started taking place. Umsawwar community, of Mawkynrew C&RD Block, East Khasi Hills, which presently homes 529 people, has always been at the forefront of protesting against this project since 2012 till date.
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