An Indigenous Community in India’s Meghalaya State Offers Lessons in Climate Resilience

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Takeaways:

  • A recent report by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization have found the Indigenous food system used by the the Khasi community in India’s Meghalaya state offers lessons in climate resilience and sustainable food systems.
  • The community uses jhum (a food production system that shifts cultivation), home gardens, forest and water bodies and does not use synthetic cultivation.
  • The entire system is based on community-led landscape management practices that are regulated by local governance.  […]

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