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How can youth contribute in transforming local food cultures: Integrated Mountain Initiative webinar

An online webinar was organised by the Integrated Mountain Initiative on the occasion of International Youth Day on August 12, 2021. The event highlighted the local food cultures across the Indian Himalayan Region and the need to transform our food systems and food cultures. Dr. Bandana Shakya, Agrobiodiversity Specialist, ICIMOD, and Mr. Janak Preet Singh, Sr. Associate, Livelihoods, NESFAS were the keynote speakers of this session where they highlighted Food Systems as interdisciplinary and game-changing solutions to ensure sustainability. Continue reading

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Youth for Indigenous Food System: Handing over the baton to the next generation

NESFAS’ “No one shall be left behind” initiative supported by REC (Rural Electrical Corporation Ltd) Foundation kick-started in July 2018. The initiative aimed to enhance Indigenous Food Systems (IFS) that would significantly contribute to improved nutrition, food security, and sustainable livelihoods among 130 indigenous communities of Meghalaya and Nagaland. Continue reading

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NESFAS Initiates the Indigenous Youth Fellowship Programme to Defend Local Food Systems

NESFAS inaugrated the 2021 Indigenous Youth Fellowship Programme on April 6, 2021 at the State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) Nongsder, Umiam. This training programme will be for a period of one month, in three main venues; SIRD, Umsawwar (East Khasi Hills) and Khweng (Ri-Bhoi), to train grassroots youth to work towards reclaiming their autonomous food and livelihoods systems and in the process to defend their Indigenous Food Systems (IFS) and identity.
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Mei-Ramew Phawar Competition- Laitkroh

The Mei-Ramew Phawar Competition was held at the Syiem Sohra office hall in Cherrapunji on July 20, 2019 where eight groups participated from Laitkroh block. Youths from across the area took part in the competition and showcased their talents with … Continue reading

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