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Community Seed Banks And Community Seed Fairs: Reaffirming Seed Sovereignty

During the height of the pandemic, in 2020, members of the Madanrtiang Agroecology Learning Circle (ALC) looked up to two of their elderly members, Shildamon Lamare and Wing Lamare to help them document and preserve the local varieties in their community. “Most young farmers”, they said, “are losing the knowledge of the crop diversity in their community” and the need for a collective effort to safeguard the traditional seeds was felt. Continue reading

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Communities showcase 50+ types of Indigenous seeds at an inter village seed fair

Seeds and other planting materials are the basis of crop production. For years, indigenous farmers have saved, managed, and propagated local seed varieties in the different production systems. Continue reading

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Madanritiang community aims to revive, save old local traditional seeds

NESFAS always aimed to connect people to the pleasure of tasty, healthy, local food that is inseparable from people’s responsibility towards the environment and the preservation of agrobiodiversity. The NESFAS team had recently organized an awareness campaign in Madanritiang about … Continue reading

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Laitsohpliah starts a Community Seed Bank

Phrang Roy, chairman of the North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS), on 18th April 2019 inaugurated a Community Seed Bank at Laitsohpliah, East Khasi Hills. After the inauguration, Roy congratulated the community members and said they should preserve the … Continue reading

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