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 plantations. The women tell about their tactics and the nutritional and environmental superiority of their traditional foods and way of life.

Featuring:

Villagers Shukhumoti Shikokua and Shikokua Shiromoti; schoolteacher and local health worker, Sabita Tripathy; Salome Nadimidoddy, nutrition scientist; Debjit Sarangi, founder of the Living Farms NGO.

Credits:

Produced by Kalpana Pradhan for WINGS; series producer, Frieda Werden.

ON WINGS | September 9, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Forest Women Reclaim Their Foods

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 plantations. The women tell about their tactics and the nutritional and environmental superiority of their traditional foods and way of life.

Featuring:

Villagers Shukhumoti Shikokua and Shikokua Shiromoti; schoolteacher and local health worker, Sabita Tripathy; Salome Nadimidoddy, nutrition scientist; Debjit Sarangi, founder of the Living Farms NGO.

Credits:

Produced by Kalpana Pradhan for WINGS; series producer, Frieda Werden.

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