Seng Kut Snem Basuk Iaphi Baroh

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Threshing of rice during the harvest at Khweng. 
Photo: NESFAS/ Donboklang Majaw

While Urban Shillong brings in Seng Kut Snem as a preservation and exhibition of cultural traditions with processions, the villages of Meghalaya celebrate it as the Thanksgiving Day to their ties to the land for livelihoods.   Continue reading

Hand over of Mei-Ramew Food Fest Venue to Hima Mawphlang

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The village elders signing the final handover they received from ITM committee

Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 organisers handed over the Lawkyntang Mawphlang and the Heritage Village to the Hima Mawphlang in a formal manner on the 18th November 2015. In a significant step, the organizers of Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 handed over … Continue reading

ITM Host Communities Review Shillong Deceleration Draft

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ITM 2015 Host -Community representatives present at the Shillong Deceleration Draft review. Photo: NESFAS/ Daryl Khyriem

On the 14th of November 2015, a week after the close of the Indigenous Terra Madre (ITM 2015). There were 18 of the 41 host villages of Meghalaya who participated at the ITM 2015. They had gathered together at the … Continue reading

Waste Management at Mei-Ramew Food Fest Venue

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Bokashi Fermenting System used at the compost pit at Lawkyntang Mawphlang as demonstrated.
Photo: NESFAS/ Damanki War

Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 brought together an estimated 60,000 guests from Shillong, the 41 host and other villages, and many more from around India and abroad at the Mei Ramew Food Festival at Mawphlang on the 7th of November 2015. … Continue reading

ITM 2015 ends with a Joyous Celebration

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Thousands throng ITM Food Festival at Lawkyntang Mawphlang.

Photo: NESFAS/ Raisa Daimary

The concluding day of the Indigenous Terra Madre saw a joyous celebration of food, music, dance and culture as delegates and public mingled at the Mei-Ramew Food Festival at the Sacred Grove, Mawphlang. An estimated 60,000 people flocked to the … Continue reading

Delegates at the 9 Visiting Villages

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Delegates at Mawhiang mingle with the community.

Nine Host villages of Meghalaya welcome the ITM 2015 delegates to explore the taste of tradition, cultural narratives and crafts born of the land they live in. Continue reading

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