Mei-Ram-ew

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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