To support local farmers NESFAS will be organizing the Mei-Ramew Farmers’ market

Shillong, Oct 03: NESFAS will be organizing the Mei-Ramew Farmers’ Market on the 5th of October 2018 at its headquarters Laitumkhrah, Shillong. The market is an initiative that was started in April 2017, and many more have been organized in collaboration with other like-minded partner organizations and institutions.

The market is one of the important activities under the REC Foundation funded project called “No One Shall Be Left Behind Initiative” that aims to promote and generate awareness on Indigenous Food Systems and its contribution towards food sovereignty and nutrition. It is also a platform for consumers and access organically produced food items and varieties of wild edibles and to directly interact with food producers.

The market will showcase produce from shifting cultivation, wild edible plants, and kitchen garden, brought by two partner communities from Ri-Bhoi and West Khasi Hills Districts, Meghalaya, which will also be available for sale.

There will also be food stalls to showcase interesting indigenous recipes. The market will also have a Mid-Day Meal Supplementation Initiative stall which focuses on the approach “Eat Your Rainbow”, and a Mei-Ramew Weaves stall.

NESFAS encourages one and all to witness, share and encourage the participating communities and support them in their efforts to preserve their identities sustainably.

 

 

 

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