“Link biodiversity with the pleasures of food”

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Mr. Phrang Roy, former Assistant President of IFAD, is the chairperson of NESFAS

“My experience with international organisations taught me that there is a need for a more inclusive approach that treats the custodians of traditional knowledge and modern day researchers as equal, but diverse, knowledge holders. The well-being of future generations cannot … Continue reading

AN ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT PARADIGM

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Mr. Phrang Roy, Chairperson NESFAS, at the Inaugural Programme of the National Symposium on Tribal Development in North-East India

By Phrang Roy Indigenous peoples constitute one of the largest excluded and marginalized peoples of the world. Their population around the world is estimated to be around 370 million, more than the total US population of 311 million and more … Continue reading

Grass and Leaf Graduation

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The 16 village representatives with their grass coats and leaf hats

The women farmers giggled as they were given an award by way of honour on March 8, 2014. The semi-formal ceremony was underway at the North East Network’s resource centre in Chizami, Phek district of Nagaland. The women farmers were … Continue reading

National Symposium on Tribal Development in NE India

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Mr. Phrang Roy, former Assistant President of IFAD, is the chairperson of NESFAS

The department of Sociology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, is hosting a National Symposium on Tribal Development in North East India. The event is being sponsored by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, under DRS-ASP (Phase -III) Prof. P. Shukla, … Continue reading

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Women Farmers honoured on Women’s Day

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Photo: The Morung Express

Traditional grass rain coats and graduation hats made of leaf—14 women farmers from Nagaland and one from Meghalaya, for the first time in their lives, were honored (with the coat and hat) for their contribution to biodiverse farming during the … Continue reading

Carol Cassidy has plans for indigenous weavers of Meghalaya..

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Carol Cassidy
Poto: laotextiles.com

Meet Carol Cassidy Who is she? Carol Cassidy is an American who has been working in the field of weaving and textiles for over 25 years. She has studied textiles at the Bergen College of Applied and Fine Art in … Continue reading

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