Tag Archives: Nongtraw

NESFAS grieves the passing of Mr. Lawrence Diengdoh

It is with deep sadness that we receive and share the news of the passing away of Mr. Lawrence Diengdoh, father of Mr. Pius Ranee, Executive Director of NESFAS, at Nongtraw, Meghalaya, on November 18, 2020. Bah Diengdoh, was a bamboo artisan and well-known beekeeper of Nongtraw.

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NESFAS to build isolation rooms for traditional knowledge holders

NESFAS had always looked up to the elderly members of its partner village communities as traditional knowledge holders, many of who are the custodians of it’s Food Network initiatives like millet, rice and honey and more. The organisation has been … Continue reading

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NESFAS Held its First Ever Mei-Ramew Market in town

  On 7th April 2017, NESFAS hosted its first ever Mei-Ramew Market, (Mei-Ramew means Mother Earth in the native Khasi language) which connected the people with local farmers in a mutually beneficial exchange. The event gave locals a rare chance to … Continue reading

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Bringing the Clan Together – Millet

  The children were the ones having the best time on the 5th of January when the 6 households of the Rani Clan of Nongtraw, Khatarshnong, East Khasi Hills District Meghalaya celebrated the annual Millet Festival. Traditionally celebrated by millet growing … Continue reading

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An interview with Kong Bibiana Ranee

Kong Bibiana Ranee hails from the small village of Nongtraw located approximately 45 kilometers from the capital of Meghalaya, Shillong. Her village is inaccessible by any form of transport except for a 2500 step descent into verdant forest area. A … Continue reading

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The power of participatory video documentation – A grassroot perspective

by Pius Ranee A few years ago, while visiting a jhum field along with two of my friends, an incident occurred that opened my eyes. To get to the jhum field we had to cross a small stream. While crossing … Continue reading

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