International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

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INDIGENOUS PARTNERSHIP FOR AGROBIODIVERSITY & FOOD SOVEREIGNTY (TIP) and NESFAS celebrated the United Nation’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous People by vowing continued support for the well-being of the communities they work in. “We will not achieve the Sustainable … Continue reading

Planting Trees for the Future

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Mawhiang, EKH, together with NESFAS, joined the annul global World Earth Day Celebration this 22nd of April. The community came forward to actively participate and take a lead in expressing their interest in the plantation of trees to mark the … Continue reading

Bringing Back the Khneng

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She counts the thread of the fabric and works in a stitch to make a pattern repeated through the entire stretch of the ryndia, better known as the eri silk. Bliwtibon Mawa, 65, until recently was one of the last … Continue reading

Yams for the Future

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Custodian farmer Romiss Sh Sangma.

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At forty eight, Romiss Sh Sangma of Chandigre, West Garo Hills, hopes to pass her knowledge about the various types of plants she grows in her jhum filed and kitchen garden to her 6 children. “They hardly can identify 5-6 varieties” she points … Continue reading

Revisiting Chizami on Women’s Day

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  NESFAS, for a second time around, was invited to be a part of the International Women’s Day and Biodiversity Festival at Chizami, Nagaland, annually organised by the North East Network (NEN), a women’s rights organisation working in the north … Continue reading

Not your grandfather’s house, but maybe it should be

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Everyone wants a house to live in, and more and more, people around the world want the kinds of houses seen in Europe and North America, rather than those they grew up with, according to a Penn State engineer. However, industrial building materials are often scarce and expensive and alternative, locally sourced, sustainable materials are often a better choice. Continue reading

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