Devising a path to food security for the urban poor in Shillong this World Food Day

NEN understands that the urban poor is especially susceptible to growing food insecurity due to their overwhelming dependence on the market and their own purchasing power. In an attempt to lower this dependence in Shillong, we took the occasion of World Food Day to begin a movement that will equip our youth grow their own…

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…

Rebuilding lives: NEN initiates engagement with Artisans in Shillong’s Jhalupara locality

Since 2016, NEN Meghalaya has been working in strengthening women’s groups in addressing gender-based violence in the state. Under the thematic area of GBDVAW, NEN Meghalaya has been collaborating with the Akhil Nepali Mahila Samhiti in addressing and redressing gender-based discrimination faced by the marginalised urban poor women in the Cantonment Area. Over the years,…

Traditional Sustainable Technology- Towards efficient and thoughtful resource consumption

Chizami, Nagaland Can technology be sustainable? Turns out it can! Sustainable technology relies on resources that are either renewable or so abundant that we can treat them as such. For technology to be sustainable also means that using it does not have any long-term adverse impact on the environment (populationmatters.org). What is surprising to most of the world’s urban-dwelling population…

Transforming Education and Relearning Human Values

International Youth Day 2019 at Chizami The youth have always been an integral part of NEN’s changemaking process as the future drivers of change. This year itself we have had major engagements with them through our gender sensitization programmes, the farm school that enabled urban youth to work towards sustainable agriculture and a puppeteering workshop…

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…

Towards a sustainable and healthy ecology driven by perspectives of Community leaders at Chizami

In Chizami Nagaland, NEN works extensively for conserving the regions ecological balance and aiding sustainable growth particularly in agriculture. In continuation of our efforts, we collaborated with the Chizami Range Public Organization (CRPO) to conduct a workshop on Biodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Development.  Community leaders from the village of Mesulumi, Enhulumi, Thetsumi, Chizami, Sumi and…

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.…