Tag Archives: Meghalaya Farmers

What the PM-KISAN Scheme reveals about landlessness in Meghalaya

Agriculture, without doubt, is the most important sector of the economy of Meghalaya. It contributes to more than 20% of the State GDP and provides employment to more than half of the labour force in the State. Therefore, it wasn’t a surprise when during his visit to Songsak in East Garo Hills the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma, declared that his government prioritizes the farming community Continue reading

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Eat Different, a podcast series by Anupama Chandrasekaran highlights the importance of foraging in Khasi communities in Meghalaya

Foraging still remains an integral tradition of many small communities worldwide. In rural Meghalaya, foraging is a practice that goes hand in hand with the preservation of indigenous food traditions and as well as the protection of agrobiodiversity Continue reading

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Lakadong turmeric & one district one product (ODOP) Scheme – Implications on Agrobiodiversity

In a story titled ‘Her Yellow Revolution’ published by the Shillong Times on 9th March 2019, Sahana Ghosh tells the story of Kong Trinity Saioo’s endeavour in promoting the cultivation and boosting the popularity of the indigenous, high curcumin content (7.9% as against 2% of other varieties) Lakadong turmeric. Continue reading

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Nohron community members’ obtain good quality Berkeley Compost

  Members of Snohktilang Self Help Group (SHG) of Nohron community obtained a good quality Berkeley compost this November. Before this, members of the SHG held a Berkeley compost training in October and taught community members how to prepare this … Continue reading

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