Sabita Parida
Programme Coordinator at Oxfam India

Sabita Parida is a development professional and feminist who has worked on women and agriculture issues for the last 11 years.  Currently, Sabita is leading Oxfam India’s work on small holder agriculture. She just completed the Visiting Professionals Program with the global land rights organization Landesa. Sabita has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.SC Ag) from Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT). Just after completing her under-graduation she joined Pradan (Professional Assistance for Development Action), a national level Non Government Organization (NGO). While working with Pradan, she realized that the strategy of traditional livelihood development needs to understand the importance of empowering women economically as a precondition to bigger, sustainable change. In 2008 Sabita enrolled in the Master in Sustainable International Development (MA SID) in The Heller School for Social Policy and Analysis, Brandeis University, The United States of America through Ford Foundation scholarship. After completing her master degree, she returned to India in 2010 to utilize her newly gained knowledge on policy development in her own country. She joined Oxfam India as program coordinator in 2011 and since then has been working to increase the resilience and improve the income of women farmers.


Articles by Sabita Parida

  • Sabita Parida

    The True Measure of Land’s Value

    In working with women to increase family income, we might launch initiatives that increase household income and help the family out of the poverty trap. But women, the primary stakeholders of these initiatives, will still be trapped in their underprivileged status within the family and society.

    smallholder farmers
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