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Sustainable Development Goals & Palm oil cultivation: A paradox

On the 26th August, 2021 NITI Aayog released the ‘North Eastern Region: District SDG Index, Report and Dashboard Baseline Report 2021-2022’. The report was a damning indictment of Meghalaya’s performance in terms of its progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Continue reading

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Cocoon Dyeing Training Programme for larger and faster Eri Yield

A follow up visit to Khweng, Ri-Bhoi was conducted on the 27th of August 2021 regarding the Cocoon dyeing training, which is part of the previous training programme in December . This training programme was conducted to essentially try out a new approach to dye the Eri silk which would eventually result in faster production of the same Continue reading

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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 continues to support local livelihood in Garo Hills

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected both demand and supply chain of commodities among the rural areas and has caused regular markets to function partially in accordance to the protocols imposed by the government, thereby causing economic hardships for many.
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Amidst the pandemic, local foodpreneur notches a step ahead

Ever since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic in the early months of 2020, the world as we know it has changed forever. With strict lockdown administered in many countries worldwide, industries and economies have been hit hard and low during the first wave as well as the second wave. 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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