News - Livelihoods and Culture

Food from Brazil’s Amazon finds its way to metropolitan tables

2nd Jan 2017
From small eateries to Michelin-star restaurants, food establishments are increasingly sourcing ingredients from the Brazilian Amazonian rainforest. (By Carolina Torres for Mongabay)

The Forest on their Plates

25th Sep 2016
Tribal women from Odisha fought to throw out white rice and soy nuggets and bring millets and seeds back into their diet. (Source: The Hindu Times)

‘It feels like a gift’: mobile phone co-op transforms rural Mexican community

15th Aug 2016
In indigenous communities like Nuyoó, where almost every family has members who have migrated for work, low-cost phone calls are seen as an essential service (Source: The Guardian)

Café of R ’ S Recycled, Repurposed, Reinvented

7th Aug 2016
A social enterprise cafe called Advocafé in Manila, the Philippines.

So Long, Phone Companies. Mexico’s Indigenous Groups Are Getting Their Own Telecoms

27th Jul 2016
Members of the Mixe, Mixteco, and Zapoteco people will soon have their own mobile cellular telephone network that will allow at least 356 municipalities in the States of Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, and Veracruz, to access mobile-telephone services and the Internet. (Source: Global Voices)

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