WINGS #13-17 Forest Women Reclaim Their Foods
Indigenous hill dwellers push back against tree plantations
Uploaded: 17 Jul, 2017
Recording Date: 13 Jul, 2017
Recording Location: Orissa state, India; Denman Island BC
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
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Program Title: WINGS #13-17 Forest Women Reclaim Their Foods
Description: Indigenous Dongria Khond people in Orissa state, India, are struggling against a forestry department decision to cut their food-bearing trees and take away their food-growing plots in favour of teak and eucalyptus cash-crop plantations. The women tell about their tactics and the nutritional and environmental superiority of their traditional foods and way of life.
Host(s): Kalpana Prodhan
Featured Speakers/Guests: Villagers Shukhumoti Shikokua and Shikokua Shiromoti; schoolteacher and local health worker, Sabita Tripathy; Salome Nadimidoddy, nutrition scientist; Debjeet Sarangi, founder of the Living Farms NGO.
Credits: Produced by Kalpana Prodhan for WINGS; series producer, Frieda Werden
NewsType: Weekly Program
Environment > Forestry
Health > Food and Nutrition
Regional > South Asia
Politics > Activism
Society and Culture > Childhood
Spirituality and Religion
Environment > Biodiversity
Environment > Agriculture
Society and Culture > Racism
Society and Culture > Women