29th & 30th January 2015, Nagaland
Attended by a total of 74 delegates from different parts of North East region, the workshop is an attempt to bring together millet based farming communities from the region and create a platform for dialogue between farming communities, policy-makers, researchers, academicians, NGOs, media and entrepreneurs from different parts of North East.
Promoting Millet as a food crop providing multiple securities is also an exertion to reclaim food sovereignty and autonomy over identity as indigenous people. The workshop featured voices of experience sharing from practicing farmers of different communities of NE region, highlighting on the vitality of embracing traditional agricultural practices and knowledge specific to millet cultivation as an alternative in adapting with the changing climate and the impending threat of food security. Collating with talks and presentations on perspectives of millet cultivation by important stakeholders such as Government, Researchers, Media, Entrepreneurs, NGO’s and Academicians, the workshop was a comprehensive platform of mapping the roadmap towards sustainability in agriculture and food security.
The workshop also witnessed the release of “A photographic guide book on- Wildlife of Fakim” documentation by the Bhutan Glory Eco Club, of Fakim Village Nagaland.