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NONGRIM HILLS FOOD FEST

A showcase of local ingredients in a brand new avatar. The menu features – Shiahkrot tea: A herbal tea made from an indigenous root called Shiahkrot Chilled Spice Bomb mocktail: A refreshing concoction of fresh ginger, fresh turmeric, lime, pepper … Continue reading

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Following the Lunar Calendar

The traditional Khasi Jaintia calendar for agriculture is based on the Lunar Calendar which is divided into twelve months based on cycles of the lunar phases. The agricultural calendar marks certain days as significant for planting (or not) like the … Continue reading

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“Link biodiversity with the pleasures of food”

“My experience with international organisations taught me that there is a need for a more inclusive approach that treats the custodians of traditional knowledge and modern day researchers as equal, but diverse, knowledge holders. The well-being of future generations cannot … Continue reading

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AN ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT PARADIGM

By Phrang Roy Indigenous peoples constitute one of the largest excluded and marginalized peoples of the world. Their population around the world is estimated to be around 370 million, more than the total US population of 311 million and more … Continue reading

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Carol Cassidy has plans for indigenous weavers of Meghalaya..

Meet Carol Cassidy Who is she? Carol Cassidy is an American who has been working in the field of weaving and textiles for over 25 years. She has studied textiles at the Bergen College of Applied and Fine Art in … 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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