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How can youth contribute in transforming local food cultures: Integrated Mountain Initiative webinar

An online webinar was organised by the Integrated Mountain Initiative on the occasion of International Youth Day on August 12, 2021. The event highlighted the local food cultures across the Indian Himalayan Region and the need to transform our food systems and food cultures. Dr. Bandana Shakya, Agrobiodiversity Specialist, ICIMOD, and Mr. Janak Preet Singh, Sr. Associate, Livelihoods, NESFAS were the keynote speakers of this session where they highlighted Food Systems as interdisciplinary and game-changing solutions to ensure sustainability. 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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“We need to lift up agriculture”, Bakmenlang Nongrum proclaims

Amidst the gateway to Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, 10 minutes away from the famous Mawkdok tourist hotspot, young 20-year-old Bakmenlang Nongrum lives in the Village of Laitsohpliah. He is like any other adolescent who enjoys the thrills and joy with his friends … Continue reading

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Rebranding Agriculture as a Profession for the Youth

  From the 23rd to 27th January 2017, a training for Youth Leadership and Community Development was organised by the Society For Urban and Rural Development (SURE) Jowai, sponsored by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYK) Jowai at Moosakhia Village, Amlarem … Continue reading

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Rural youth are the future of food security

On the 20th December 2016, as part of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), Shillong, the Tynrai Foundation held a programme at Sohrarim to deliberate on certain new possibilities for the Youth in our region who built on their capacity to … Continue reading

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