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.…

Soil Health Management in Agriculture and Introduction to Indigenous Food & Farming Systems

Chizami, Phek District, Nagaland North East Network organized a One-day workshop on Seeds and Soil Health in collaboration with KVK- ICAR, Porba on 9th May 2019 at the NEN Resource Centre Chizami, Phek, Nagaland. 16 Farmers and Community leaders participated in the workshop from three neighboring villages in the District. The workshop was facilitated by…

Awareness Programme on Health & Nutrition | Cooking Demonstration

Razeba, Nagaland On the 17th of April, NEN organized a Health and Nutrition Programme here with the agenda to promote the consumption of indigenous food through the introduction of innovative recipes to cater to modern taste and preferences with the idea of introducing healthier options of consumption. In the workshops, the 1000 days and Hand…

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’…