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Estungkara Newsletter: February 2024 / Vol 1

Indigenous communities in various regions of Indonesia have diverse rituals to maintain food security within their communities. The resilience of indigenous communities in overcoming food crises can serve as a good practice model for Indonesia.

This aligns with field findings from the Estungkara program conducted by KEMITRAAN, which explored good practices of indigenous communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Indigenous women play a crucial role in managing natural resources in their communities, directly impacting food security.

Indigenous communities fundamentally have a high dependence on natural resources. Forests and the surrounding environment are living spaces that ensure the survival of themselves and their communities.

Indigenous women specifically have an important role as custodians of traditional knowledge. They pass down traditional knowledge acquired from their ancestors to ensure land management remains in harmony with the environmental sustainability of their living areas.

The knowledge possessed by indigenous women is handed down from generation to generation, aiming to maintain the natural balance to sustain the values and culture of their traditions. They have vital roles and functions in preserving the resilience of their traditions in areas managed by indigenous women.