COVID, Hunger and Creative Approaches to Food Security: Women’s Exchange across Region and Ethnicity in Sri Lanka
- Theme: COVID-19, Global South Women's Forum, Land Rights and Natural Resources, Macroeconomics, Peace and Conflict, Rural Women.
- Type: Video.
- Region/Country: Sri Lanka.
- Language: English, Sinhala, Tamil.
This session held at Global South Women’s Forum 2020 presents a field visit to a collective of women farmers called the Uva-Wellasa Women’s Federation, housed in the primarily Sinhala-speaking southwestern district of Monaragala, which is also one of the poorest districts in Sri Lanka. The field visit involves members of various collective food production initiatives from the Tamil-speaking, war-affected women in the northeast of Sri Lanka from Tamil and Muslim ethnic communities.
Women representing the northern and eastern districts as well as Monaragala share the history, ongoing efforts and shareable strategies with regards to socioeconomically and environmentally sustainable food production, distribution and consumption. They also reflect on the relationship between these processes and macroeconomic policies in Sri Lanka.