The Relevance of Microfinancing for Self Help Groups

Women play an important role in various income-generating activities towards improvement of their family incomes and livelihoods. One popular platform for women to do so is self-help groups (SHGs). SHGs are growing widely in different corners of rural Assam creating opportunities for women to be empowered through entrepreneurial activities, farming, livestock rearing, etc. which effect increase…

Launching the Meghalaya Women Artisan’s Initiative

In observance of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Ending Gender-based Violence in communities often requires end to end response. In more cases than not women do not report cases of violence and abuse due to the lack of the contingency plan post reporting. Over the years North East Network Meghalaya has frequently…

5th NEN Farm School concludes in Chizami, Phek, Nagaland

In the age of supermarkets and online shopping, there is an increased disconnection between young urban people and their food systems, more so in the urban areas. North East Network understands that there is an urgency to reconnect them if we are to maintain food autonomy. In Nagaland agriculture is synonymous to culture and for…

NEN Farmers’ Market #2- Nature Fresh Vegetables, nuts, and grains

The second edition of our popular Farmer’s Markets was at Pfutsero in Nagaland. This was another fun-filled day of fresh food for your kitchen and family and livelihood for our incredible farmers that practice traditional farming systems. Over the years, through its engagement with indigenous farmers, NEN has advocated constantly for the importance of food…

NEN Farmers’ Market #1: A confluence of organic produce and food

Chizami celebrates International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples ‘There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world’s population but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages…

Bridging the Farm -to- Plate Gap: NEN Summer Farm School at Chizami concludes

The NEN Farm School, an initiative of North East Network concluded its 4th edition at Chizami in Phek District of Nagaland. Beginning in 2016, to address the growing issue of food insecurity, the NEN farm school presents traditional sustainable farming systems as an alternative to young participants from schools of adjoining districts of the state.…

Women Farmers’ Rights- Training and Capacity Building Workshop at Kohima, Nagaland

North East Network (NEN) and Gramya Resource Centre for Women (GRCW), Hyderabad, supported the Nagaland Mahila Kisan Aadhikar Manch (MAKAAM) in organizing a 2-day capacity building workshop on Women Farmer Rights in Kohima on 29th and 30th April 2019.  The aim of the workshop was understanding concepts of agro-ecology and sustainability, exploring and indentifying women farmers’…