Women’s hidden harvest: the AmaXhosa women and traditional culture survival practices
- Published on
On the occasion of International Day of Rural Women, Dr. Katie Tavenner takes us on a visual journey to Hobeni village with the photobook Women’s hidden harvest: Indigenous vegetables and amaXhosa cultural survival in Hobeni Village, South Africa.
The book is based on Tavenner’s research on rural women’s struggles to protect their traditional knowledge and harvesting, culinary and spiritual practices attached to imifino, known locally as “women’s vegetables”, in a protected area near the Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve.
Photo by R. Vernooy
High pesticide use among smallholders in Africa south of the Sahara poses risks for health, environment13.11.18
Africa south of the Sahara is urbanizing rapidly and its real GDP is growing robustly,…Read more
Lessons from Latin America: Using less, earning more13.11.18
Abílio Rodrigues Pacheco is a landowner in the Brazilian state of Goiás who works for…Read more
A sustainable future for people and nature? It's still possible12.11.18
Climate change, declining air and water quality, rapid population growth – it can seem overwhelmin…Read more