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North East Slow Food & Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) project workshop held

Staff Correspondent

Shillong, July 11: The promise of Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd Foundation supported NESFAS project ‘No one shall be left behind’ got underway with a partnership workshop at the NESFAS office today. The project aims to establish biodiversity for food, nutrition and energy security for 3000 households in Meghalaya and Nagaland in North-east India. The objective of this workshop is to finalize the plan of action for the implementation of the project that will take place over the next three years. The partner organizations involved in the project include Society for Urban and Rural Empowerment (SURE) Jaintia Hills, North East Network (NEN) Nagaland and the Social Service Centre (SSC), Shillong.

The overall goal of the project is to enhance indigenous food systems to significantly contribute to improved nutrition, food security and sustainable livelihoods of about 3000 households in 130 remote indigenous communities of Meghalaya and Nagaland with main focus on adolescent girls, school children, youths, women’s groups and community elders.