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Exchange visit as a Learning and Networking tool for the communities

An exchange visit on school feeding programme was conducted on 2nd October 2021 at Mawmihthied village, East Khasi Hills. The programme was participated by MDM cooks, teachers, community facilitators and students from Dewlieh community and five communities from Garo Hills District.
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UN Pre-COP26 side event: Climate resilience insights from the White/Wiphala paper with reference to the Khasi Food Systems

A side event of the UN Pre-COP26 on Climate Resilience of the Indigenous Peoples’ Food systems took place on the 30th of September based on the White/Wiphala Paper(WWP) on Indigenous Peoples’ food systems which was published this year in Rome. … Continue reading

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Khasi people from Nongtraw and NESFAS among recipients of the Prestigious Hallbars Sustainability Publication Award 2021

Hallbars, a Sustainability Research Organisation awarded the contribution of four individuals, organisations, and community from Meghalaya as part of the Best 2021 Sustainability Publication Award. The Indigenous Partnership (TIP), NESFAS, and the Khasi People of Nongtraw were among the 58 awardees for their contribution towards the award winning publication “Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems: Insights on Sustainability and Resilience from the front line of climate Change.”
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Where traditional practices meet modern science: Technical Workshop on Agroecology with local farmers

A Technical workshop on Agroecology for the Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills cluster took place on the 16th and 17th of September, 2021 via a virtual video meeting. The resource persons, Thomas Iangjuh (Junior Scientist, Bio Resource Development Centre, Shillong, Meghalaya) and Reccica Lyngkhoi (Microbiologist, Bio Resource Development Centre, Shillong, Meghalaya) helped facilitate this event and made it a success.
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Farm on Wheels initiative receives local grassroots support in West Jaintia Hills

In a bid to repair the affected demand and supply chain of local produce due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NESFAS, since last year has facilitated an initiative called Farm on Wheels (FOW) under the project, “No One Shall Be Left Behind.” The FOW initiatives have been started by members of various Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) groups from communities across Meghalaya. Continue reading

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Farm on Wheels initiative: A boon for customers and producers in two communities of East Khasi Hills

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been an unexpected setback for many small enterprises and businesses. Local economies have been caught in a stop and start circle due to the various restrictions and protocols imposed by the government to combat the pandemic. In this regard, farming is one business that has borne the economic brunt of the pandemic.
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