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Video: The Collapse of Kalimantan Dayak's Food Belt (bahasa Indonesia)

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The food estate project in Kalimantan, which was revived to respond to the crisis since the Covid-19...

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Farming is a source of livelihood and cultural identity for traditional Dayak communities in Central Kalimantan. When this tradition stops, food independence is disrupted.

The tradition of farming, which in the Dayak Ngaju language is called bermalan, has now stopped due to the burning ban policy. Burning is a part that is difficult to remove from the tradition. This can be seen in Kalumpang Village, Kapuas Regency, Central Kalimantan.

This coverage is supported by the Rainforest Journalism Fund at the Pulitzer Center.


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Video by Kompas. Indonesia, 2022.

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