Custodian Farmers – Protectors of Biodiversity

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Custodian farmers filling up their People's Biodiversity Registers

Photo: NESFAS/ Donbkolang Majaw

NESFAS has always stressed on the significance of knowledge holders in the field of biodiversity and sustainable agriculture. In a world where mono cropping is fast becoming a trend, conservation of biodiversity relies heavily on a few farmers who maintain, … Continue reading

Taking us to the ITM

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Unveiling of the Stone Plaque

Today, the 28th of January 2015, stood out as a significant day on our journey towards the Indigenous Terra Madre 2015, marked by the launch of the scheme for the construction, including metalling and blacktopping of different link roads at … Continue reading

Sharing is such Joy

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Our first harvest of the winter batch of vegetables – cauliflowers and mustard leaves, were shared with the Mother Teresa Children Home, run by the Missionaries of Charity in Nongrimbah Road today. Smiling faces greeted us and our small gift was … Continue reading

Joyous Production

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Community Fishing in Khweng

by Michael Shadap and Phidarilin Uriah For the people of Khweng the arrival of autumn brings with it an air of joy and festivity. It is the season they’ve been waiting for; the season when the fields are bursting with … Continue reading

Food Security and Nutrition through Forest and Family Farming

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Mr Phrang Roy, Chairman, NESFAS and Coordinator, Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty

Mr Roy vocalizes his belief that Indigenous Peoples have a lesson for all of us today at the event on ‘Forest and Family Farming for Food Security and Nutrition’ co-organised by FAO and the FFF in partnership with the Indigenous Partnership for Agro-biodiversity and Food Sovereignty and the Asian Farmers Association for Sustainable Rural Development Continue reading

A partnership forged

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As NESFAS grows in strength in Meghalaya and fortifies its hold in Nagaland, we continuously make efforts to reach out to other states of the North East Region of India. A significant step in that direction was made with NESFAS’s participation in the 21st Ordinary Diocesan Council meet at Tezpur, Assam. Continue reading

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