Tamil Nadu Women’s Collective gets US honours

August 17, 2013 0 Comments

Karthikeyan Hemalatha, TNN Aug 15, 2013, 02.53PM IST

CHENNAI: The US Food Sovereignty Alliance has honoured the Tamil Nadu Women’s Collective (TNWC), which empowers one lakh rural and marginalised women across 15 districts in the state.

The TNWC aims at strengthening the rural women’s food sovereignty by encouraging them to grow native millet varieties which are nutritious, drought resistant and easier to grow than rice or wheat.