Lessons from an Indian tribe on how to manage the food-forest nexus

by Manipadma Jena

Tribal women collect bundles of “broom grass” from the hill slopes of the Niyamgiri range in Odisha, India Photo: Manip;adma Jena/IPS

RAYAGADA, India, May 19 2015 (IPS) – Scattered across 240 sq km on the remote Niyamgiri hill range in the eastern Indian state of Odisha, an ancient tribal group known as the Dongria Kondh have earned themselves a reputation as trailblazers.

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