People and Process

Zizira partners with hardworking farmers and beekeepers, brings premium products to discerning customers, and raises up its employees in the process.

Pros And Cons Of Jhum Cultivation [Infographic]

Pros And Cons Of Jhum Cultivation [Infographic]

Jhum cultivation is a significant agricultural practice in the Northeast India. It is considered to...

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What I Learned from a Ginger Farmer in Meghalaya

What I Learned from a Ginger Farmer in Meghalaya

Organic farming in the hills of Meghalaya has been a natural tradition. It has developed...

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Creating a Market for Farmers is Top Priority – Mr. Barry Syiem

Creating a Market for Farmers is Top Priority – Mr. Barry Syiem

We recently met with Mr. Barry Syiem, District Horticulture Officer, South West Khasi Hills, Mawkyrwat...

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Water is Life and Soil is the Soul – Farmers’ Exhibition at Bhoirymbong

Water is Life and Soil is the Soul – Farmers’ Exhibition at Bhoirymbong

In an attempt to promote different agricultural produce and to encourage the farmers of Ri-Bhoi district,...

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Small Farmers - Are They Benefiting As India Develops Digitally?

Small Farmers - Are They Benefiting As India Develops Digitally?

As India develops digitally, do you not wonder whether small farmers are benefiting too, from...

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Committed to Helping Northeast India Farmers

Committed to Helping Northeast India Farmers

Traditional organic farming in Meghalaya has yielded a better strain of the magic spice turmeric....

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Challenges And Potential Faced By Meghalaya’s Agriculture Sector

Challenges And Potential Faced By Meghalaya’s Agriculture Sector

Meghalaya’s agricultural potential is yet to be unleashed. The state’s agrarian population is at a...

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The Challenges of Being a Traditional Turmeric Farmer

The Challenges of Being a Traditional Turmeric Farmer

The Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya is home to the finest turmeric in the world...

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Krishi Vigyan Kendra, a Proactive Agricultural Extension Service in Meghalaya

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, a Proactive Agricultural Extension Service in Meghalaya

Much has already been documented on the agricultural reforms in Northeast India while at the...

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Meghalaya Government Schemes for Agriculture for Farmers and Unemployed Educated Youth

Meghalaya Government Schemes for Agriculture for Farmers and Unemployed Educated Youth

In India, more than 70% of rural households depend on agriculture as their primary means...

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World Spice Congress 2016: Vision of a Sustainable, Clean and Safe Supply Chain

World Spice Congress 2016: Vision of a Sustainable, Clean and Safe Supply Chain

Zizira’s explorers are on a pursuit to discover and create a profitable market for the farmers...

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Top 3 Fastest-growing Coffee Startups in India

Top 3 Fastest-growing Coffee Startups in India

Do you know that a few pockets of Meghalaya have the potential to grow high-quality coffee? 😊 ...

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Top 5 Challenges Faced by Farmers of Northeast India

Top 5 Challenges Faced by Farmers of Northeast India

More so than other parts of India, Northeast India region is an agrarian economy, and the northeast...

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Can Medicinal And Aromatic Plants Improve Livelihood Of Farmers?

Can Medicinal And Aromatic Plants Improve Livelihood Of Farmers?

Zizira explorers ‘discovered’ the world of essential oils after a visit to CIMAP, Bangalore. That was...

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Modern Solutions To Age Old Practices: How ICAR Is Helping Farmers

Modern Solutions To Age Old Practices: How ICAR Is Helping Farmers

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR NEH Region), has been advancing agriculture and allied areas...

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Shifting Cultivation in Northeast India: Why Is It Still Prevalent?

Shifting Cultivation in Northeast India: Why Is It Still Prevalent?

Shifting cultivation in Northeast India is still prevalent and is practiced by the indigenous communities....

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The WOW Factor in Artemisia annua – A Medicinal Plant Growing in Meghalaya

The WOW Factor in Artemisia annua – A Medicinal Plant Growing in Meghalaya

In our post on the potential of aromatic plants in Meghalaya, there was a mention of Artemisia annua...

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Reasons Why Meghalaya Farmers Are Abandoning Farming

Reasons Why Meghalaya Farmers Are Abandoning Farming

Similar to most of the states in India, Meghalaya also is an agrarian state where...

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Meet Our Backyard Garden Heroes

Meet Our Backyard Garden Heroes

Zizira explorers were curious to find out how much the people of Shillong, with a...

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Producing The World's Finest Coffee From Meghalaya - Myth Or Dream

Producing The World's Finest Coffee From Meghalaya - Myth Or Dream

With coffee grown in India set to record the highest production in 2015-16 (348,000 MT...

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Can Meghalaya’s Mission Organic Cause A Boost In Natural Farming?

Can Meghalaya’s Mission Organic Cause A Boost In Natural Farming?

Looking at the current trends, it doesn’t seem long when the farmers discard Genetically Modified...

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Meet a Lady Farmer of Meghalaya – Innovative & Successful

Meet a Lady Farmer of Meghalaya – Innovative & Successful

Zizira depends on its team of explorers to understand the agricultural sector, to network with farmers through...

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The Story of a Progressive Farmer Who Turned Tradition Profitable

The Story of a Progressive Farmer Who Turned Tradition Profitable

Here is a first-hand report about a farmer growing glutinous black rice in India Let...

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Meghalaya Farmers Market - Where Do They Sell Their Produce?

Meghalaya Farmers Market - Where Do They Sell Their Produce?

Zizira explorers have been chronicling stories of small and marginal farm folks’ struggles and efforts...

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