When we think of farmers, we tend to think of men, but the reality is that at least 50% of all the world’s food is produced by women. In one of the more remote areas of , eastern India live small communities of subsistence farmers, who, over the last few years have managed to return to a system of cooperative, zero-input agriculture.

The women and men in this community share their work and all that it produces equally. They treat the Earth as a mother who nurtures them and not as a resource they seek to exploit for monetary gains.

Rather than surviving on an economically driven mono-crop system, the women of the community plant a variety of vegetables. This gives them and their family with not only an income but also a diverse source of nutrition.

Watch their story in this thought provoking film by the Source Project.

Mother‘s Earth ~ Odisha, IndiaWhen we think of farmers, we tend to think of men, but the reality is that at least 50% of all the world’s food is produced by women. In Mother’s Earth, we meet small communities of subsistence farmers from one of the more remote areas of Odisha, eastern India. Rather than surviving on an economically driven mono-crop system, the women of the community plant a variety of vegetables supplying them and their family with not only an income but also a diverse source of nutrition.Watch this poignant film by The Source Project about the protectors of India’s diverse agriculture.

Posted by The Rules on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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