Food Festival

Mawphlang Food Festival (India)

On 17th November 2010 the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty sponsored its first Food Festival showcasing the agro-biodiversity of the Khasi-Jaintia Hills of Mawphlang in North East India. The Food Festival was organised by William Boys’ Home of Mawphlang and co-hosted by the KhasiJaintia Presbyterian Assembly in the sprawling meadows where food was cooked and displayed. Slow Food International, a partner in the Indigenous Partnership, documented the entire festival. More than 800 people from 15 surrounding villages and [...]

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Mei Ram-ew Food Festival (Dec 2013)

On the 13th and 14th of December 2013, NESFAS in collaboration with the Indigenous Partnership, Slow Food and the Hima of Mawphlang, organized the 4th edition of the annual Mei Ram-ew festival under the slogan “ A taste of Mei Ram-ew: A celebration of diversity.” Chef Gunjan Goela of ITC, Delhi, was the Guest of Honour. Her remark that the public eatingplaces in and around Shillong are below standards and her advice for a relentless focus on cleanliness, taste [...]

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Mei Ram-ew Food Festival (Dec 2012)

On the 14th and the 15th of December 2012, the 2-day 4th edition of Mei Ram-ew was organized by NESFAS with strong support from the government of Meghalaya, the two IFAD funded projects, MRDS and NERCROMP (North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project), Synod College, St. Edmunds College and Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong. Hima Mawphlang, Mylliem and the William Boys Home in Mawphlang and the overseeing staff of the Indigenous Partnership and Slow Food International supported the efforts [...]

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Mei Ramew Food Festival (Dec 2011)

On the 10th of December 2011 The Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty promoted the second edition of the Mawphlang Food Festival, renamed ‘Mei Ramew’ (Mother Earth) Festival, at Khasi Jaintia Presbyterian Assembly’s William Lewis Boys Home in Mawphlang (India). The festival was mainly supported and funded by local partners, such as the Director of Horticulture, the Planning Department of the Government of Meghalaya, the Meghalaya Water Foundation, the Khatar Shnong NGO, the IFAD funded NERCORMP (North Eastern [...]

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Mawplang Food Festival (Nov 2010)

On Wednesday, 17 November 2010 the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty sponsored its first Food Festival showcasing the agro-biodiversity of the Khasi-Jaintia Hills of Mawphlang in India. The Food Festival was organised by William Boy’s Home of Mawphlang and co-hosted by the Khasi Jaintia Presbyterian Assembly in the sprawling meadows where the food was cooked and displayed. Slow Food International, a partner in the Indigenous Partnership, documented the entire festival and will contribute towards the compilation and [...]

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Mawphlang Food Festival (Nov 2015)

On 7th November 2015, the last day of Indigenous Terra Madre 2015, a public closing ceremony and food festival was held at the sacred grove of Mawphlang. The closing food festival gathered more than 70,000 rural and urban people—making it the first of its kind The event, which was locally called International Mei-Ramew (meaning “Mother Earth” in the Khasi language), was also greatly informed by the close collaboration of 41 indigenous host villages in the three-year planning period leading [...]

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Cultural Food and Music Festival in Kalacha (Kenya)

The festival was organised by Kivulini Trust and took place in Kalacha, Kenya, on 14-15 April 2012 with the support of a number of partners, including The Christensen Fund and the Indigenous Partnership. The festival gathered representatives from almost all the communities in northern Kenya, such as the El-Molo, Gabbra, Rendille, Boran, Konso, Burji, Waata, Saakuye Turkana and Daasanach. The festival was also attended by senior government officials including the Minister for Northern Kenya, his Assistant Minister and the [...]

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Huamanga Food Festival (Peru)

The Huamanga Food Festival was organised on May 25 and 26, 2012 in the northern part of the Ayacucho, Peru, by CHIRAPAQ (Centro de CulturasIndígenasdelPerú) and supported by The Indigenous Partnership with the collaboration of SONIA (Society for New Initiatives and Activities for a Just New World). Prior to the festival, CHIRAPAQ held a two day seminar on sustainable agriculture and food sovereigntythat gathered 53 indigenous promoters under one roof. During the seminar, exchange of information between the knowledge holders [...]

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Mexico Maize Festival (Dec 2010)

The Mexico Maize Festival took place in Northern Mexico from 1-4 December 2010, bringing together local Tarahumara farmers, several NGOs and a government representative from Mexico’s Protected Areas Commission for the maiz criollo initiative. With support from The Christensen Fund Regional Program in Sierra Tarahumara, the festival honoured farmers in a region where over 20 varieties of maize and many varieties of beans and their wild relatives are still found. Tirso Gonzales, on behalf of the Indigenous Partnership, contacted Laurie [...]

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Mongolia Food Festival (Sept 2011)

The food festival in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, was organised on 3-4 September 2011 by the Indigenous Partnership, WAMIP and TsaaganMyandas, a local NGO. Pastoralists and cultivators from Northern Kenya, Ethiopia and Western India participated in the event. The Mongolians, especially from the rural areas, gather together annually in July for their annual Naadam Festival for “two or three days of serious wrestling action, awesome horse racing and dazzling archery”. This is a time for fun, getting together, eating lots of khuushuur [...]

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