WINGS #14-19 Coffee Women of India
and the feminization of farming
Uploaded: 21 Jul, 2019
Recording Date: 20 Jul, 2019
Recording Location: Madikeri and Bangalore, India; Denman Island BC
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
WINGS #14-19 Coffee Women of India and the feminization of farming by Smita Ramanathan, Manju Venkat, and WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Program Title: WINGS #14-19 Coffee Women of India
Description: In the hilly Kordagu (AKA Coorg) region of Karnataka state, coffee has been grown for generations. Like other small-scale agriculture in the era of globalization, financial rewards are small and women carry an increasing amount of the work.
Host(s): Smita Ramanathan and Manju Venkat
Featured Speakers/Guests: 1. Saleela Patkar: An engineer and researcher on women in agriculture, whose grandmother farmed and who now grows organic coffee 2. Shantamma: Longtime coffee farm labourer. 3. Kaveramma: Worked coffee plantations since childhood; grows coffee and cardamom. 4. 74 year old Leelavathi manages a 40 acre farm. She took over when her husband went into politics. 5. Mrinalini, a trained engineer, helps her mother Leelavathi on their farm.
Credits: Manju Venkat: Interviews, narration; Smita Ramanathan: Interviews, narration, script; Varun Venkat: Editing. Series Producer, Frieda Werden.
Regional > South AsiaType: Weekly Program
Science and Technology
Environment > Agriculture
Society and Culture > Women
|Comments: Produced by Smita Ramanathan and Manju Venkat for WINGS