Food & Water: Visual & Audio

Posted on April 16, 2014

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Resources for Food & Water: Visual & Audio (Includes Presentations & Slideshows)

  1. This village in India accounts for every drop of water it receives, video by Down to Earth, on how Kumbharvadi, located in a drought-hit, semi-arid part of Maharashtra, managed to be water sufficient by budgeting their water resources with the help of Watershed Organisation Trust. (checked on 1 Apr. 2019)

  2. लोक-सहभागातून कृषी जैव विविधता संवर्धन - काळाची गरज. 'भारतीय ऍग्रो इंडस्ट्रीज फाउंडेशन'च्या संजय पाटील यांचे यांचे देशी वाणाच्या संवर्धनाविषयी विचार. (checked on 21 Oct 2019)

  3. Sanjay Patil of BAIF speaks about conservation and importance of indigenous seeds in Seed is the Soul of Agriculture (checked on 21 Oct 2019)

  4. Slide-Presentation on Food Sovereignty, Social Justice and Ecological Sustainability, made by Ashish Kothari at the National Institute of Naturopathy (Mar. 2020, Pune), (checked on 19 Mar, 2020)

  5. Food sovereignty, social justice, and ecological sustainability - a presentation by Ashish Kothari of Kalpavriksh/ Vikalp Sangam/ Global Tapestry of Alternatives. From Food Diversity, thru Destruction of India's environment and on to the principles of transformation and creating localised, cyclical economies. (checked on 2 Mar. 2020)

  6. Planet Local: Short Film Series on Food and Farming that features local food and farming projects around the world — with a particular focus on projects started by young people. Put together by Local Furutes. (checked on 22 Jun. 2019)

  7. Shamalamma: biodiverse, self-sustaining farming by dalit women by Ashish Kothari. Shamalamma, dalit farmer of Ippapalli village, on the diversity of crops she grows on a couple of acres, feeding her family and generating some surplus to sell, without any chemicals and surface irrigation, using local seeds. The true face of food sovereignty and security. Part of the remarkable Deccan Development Society in Telangana, southern India. Shamalamma speaks in Telugu, Shailaja of DDS's Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Agricultural Science Centre) translates into English. (checked on 20 Dec. 2018)

  8. Urban Groundwater, a presentation by ACWADAM, mainly focused on Pune. (checked on 15 May 2019)

  9. Techniques of Rainwater Harvesting Pune Metropolis & Near Grampanchayats by Shashank Deshpande of ACWADAM. (checked on 15 May 2019)

  10. In the Age of Climate Crisis WILL MILLETS OFFER A SOLUTION? P V Satheesh of Deccan Development Society, Andhra Pradesh speaks. (Checked on 4 May 2019)

  11. India's first participatory "Urban Community Groundwater Recharge Project" at Baner, Pashan area of Pune led by Mission Groundwater in collaboration with citizen groups and NGOs, where nearly 100 residential societies have implemented groundwater recharge structures using rainwater to recharge the groundwater. (checked on 12 Mar. 2019)
  12. Anant Bhoyar - A farmer who inspires youth to take up organic farming as an occupation. (checked on 5 Dec. 2018)

  13. Dhrubajyoti Ghosh Cognitive Apartheid and Positive Ecological Footprint - Luc Hoffmann Award winning Ecologist Dhrubajyoti Ghosh talks about how we seem to suffer from Cognitive Apartheid and how we forget that Ecological Footprints can be sometimes positive as well. (checked on 16 Feb. 2018)

  14. East Kolkata Wetlnds - Ecologist's PerspectiveDr. Dhrubajyoti Ghosh is a Kolkata based ecologist credited with discovering and documenting the amazing resource recovery features of the East Kolkata Wetlands. (checked on 16 Feb. 2018)

  15. Permaculture - An Introduction by Narsanna Kuppola in association with Aranya Agriculture Alternatives. (checked on 10 Nov. 2017)

  16. Importance of Permaculture for Indian Agriculture listen to the teachings teacher of Permaculture Clea Chandmal. Also read about her work on Foyts Farm - a Food Forest in Valpoi, Goa. (checked on 20 Nov. 2019)

  17. Why farmers in Uttrakhand prefer indigeno8us and local seeds over hybrids? (by 'Down to Earh' in Hindi with English subtitles) Farmers here find the traditional seeds better resilient to the climatic conditions of the region, produce better fodder and well suited to organic cultivation. (checked on 20 Jul. 2018)

  18. What does it take to design a permaculture kitchen garden. Peter Fernandes recounts his experience of growing a food forest (in Goa) using permaculture. (checked on 24 Aug. 2017)

  19. Ravi Shah's restoration work on Doddagubbi Kere (Lake in suburban Bengaluru).

  20. Organic Farming /Agro-Ecological Approaches: Ready-to-Replicate Best Practices from around India, by ASHA (checked on 21 Sep. 2015)

  21. We Unite - A 12-minute film by IFOAM is a window into the lives of two organic farmers and the reasons they join the yearly ‘We are Fed-Up’ demonstration in Germany. (checked on 26 Jun. 2019)
  22. Indigenous Community Video Collective - NE India - Very powerful films to understand swaraj more deeply. (checked on 24 Nov. 2015)

  23. Kasturi Patel of Navrachna is an 'ordinary' community person active on issues of agriculture, biodiversity, and land. Here she talks of traditional knowledge and ongoing efforts relating to agricultural biodiversity. Interviewed at the Madhya Pradesh Vikalp Sangam, Orchha (Madhya Pradesh, India), on 19 Sept 2017. कस्तूरी पटेल, नवरचना, क्रषि व बीज सम्बन्धित परम्पराअों व अाज कि गतिविधियों पर। (checked on 2 Dec. 2017)

  24. Millets - Securing Lives made by Peter, Kewekhrozo Thopi, Tshenyilou Churhah and Vozoli Khamo of the North East Network from Assam explains how the locals look at millets and how important they are, if consumed regularly, for keeping good health. The film also explains how farmers (of Chizami and Sumi and other villages Of Nagaland) returned to millet cultivation after recognising its importance. (checked on 13 Feb. 2017)

  25. Missing - Women & Climate Change: A film by Krishnendu Bose depicting the challenges posed before marginalised women farmers and fish workers, and how integrated farming, traditional agricultural practices and empowering legal provisions can help women meet them. (checked on 18 Oct. 2015)

  26. Back to StrengthThe millet story of Daringbadi, Kandhamal, Odisha. The local tribal people believe that the most nutritious food (including Millets, Kangu and Kueri) has almost been lost. And those foods which we are forced to consume contain poison. And as a result, various diseases have impacted them, and there is food insecurity and increased malnutrition. An initiative started by ‘Jagruti’ a local NGO shows how the traditional methods of farming can once again be revived and restored in these times of changing climatic conditions. (checked on 26 Nov. 2017)

  27. A comprehensive multimedia module on traditional food practices and systems in Uttarakhand. (checked on 4 Jan. 2017)

  28. The Worm is Turning - Shot at locations in India, USA, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia, this film on global agriculture shows, with examples of ecological farming, the possibilities of producing food as well as restoring the environment. This means more jobs, jobs with meaning and connection to nature, and an agriculture that is truly sustainable. (checked on 19 Oct. 2015)

  29. Is Ignorance Bliss? Participatory Groundwater Management in Maharashtra: This film is part of a series looking at Participatory Groundwater Management in India. It features the work of ACWADAM (Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management) in groundwater stressed parts of the state and the impact of participatory groundwater management on communities in the region. (checked on 20 Jan. 2017)

  30. 'Millets- Securing Lives' documents the invaluable nature of Millets based agro-biodiveres farming. The film captures the voices of the custodian farmers of Chizami and Sumi village who shared about the importance of millet farming, its cultural importance and multiple securities that it yields. (checked on 20 Jan. 2017)

  31. Short film on 'Baranaja', the traditional practice of sustainable farming practised in villages located in the hills of Uttarakhand. (checked on 6 Oct. 2015)

  32. Organic Farmer's Market: A CSE Initiative. On 30 Jan. 2016, CSE organised an Organic Farmers' Market at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Here is a video report. CSE has been a strong advocate of what we call 'good food' - food that is good for nature (rich in biodiversity), nutrition (not junk food and without poisons) and livelihoods (where local people derive benefits). (checked on 10 Feb. 2016)

  33. Finding Pushen, a video by Dawa Lepcha, is about an almost extinct food-making activity among the Lepcha tribal people in Sikkim Himalayas and a personal quest for the film maker. (checked on 16 Oct. 2017)

  34. The Craft of Naula Building - a film by Usha Dewani Das, records the experiences of Bisht who is perhaps the last person who knows how to build a Naula (traditional Kumaoni structure for protection of a spring, used as a water source by local villagers). (checked on 6 Jan. 2016)

  35. Phad irrigation - an oasis of hope in the land of suicides - a film on traditional shared irrigation system of Mahashtra, by Makarand Purohit. (checked on 23 Feb. 2017)

  36. The Miracle Water Village narrates the inspirational story of impoverished farming community of Hivare Bazar in Maharashtra that reversed its fortunes through its visionary model of water management. The same in Hindi. महाराष्ट्र के कम बारिश पानेवाले हिवरे बाज़ार गांव के किसानों ने जल व्यवस्थापन के जरिये अपने भाग्य बदल दिये. (checked on 28 Apr. 2016)

  37. A Commons Sense - Dr Debal Deb is working in the field of agriculture, having already saved over 1200 varieties of indigenous rice. (checked on 28 Jul. 2015)

  38. Poison on our Plate - a talk about the need for organic agriculture by Mr Ramanjaneyulu GV of Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Telangana. (checked on 13 Oct. 2015)

  39. Agrarian challenges in a changing India - sustainable food production, climate change and the way forward by 2 interns from the Swedish NGO The Swallows (Svalorna Indien Bangladesh) during the fall of 2015. Material was gathered with the help of Deccan Development Society. A documentary about the climatic conditions in India and their impact on agriculture. How can agriculture adapt to, and help mitigate these changes? *(checked on 26 Jul. 2016)

  40. Adolfo (El Salvador) is the district’s most progressive organic farmer with sixty varieties of crop. He has grows rice between his rows of corn. His argument is that if the valley floods he has a rice crop, if there is a drought, he has a corn crop and if the weather is normal he can harvest both. (checked on 2 Aug. 2015)

  41. A Commons Sense - West Bengal/Odisha India - Dr Debal Deb is one of the most progressive scientists working in the field of agriculture. Having already saved over 1200 varieties of indigenous rice, Dr Deb continues to grow and to document more varieties of rice. (checked on 2 Aug. 2015)

  42. Practices and consumption of Soyabean - in Tuensang district, Nagaland, Fermented Soybean is one of the important local foods to Naga people; tasty, nutritious and long-lasting! Learn how it is grown, harvested and prepared. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  43. Permaculture - From Forest to Farm - a talk by Clea Chandmal (checked on  22 Jul. 2015)

  44. Akulappa's Bounty is the story of Akulappa, a small holder farmer and a member of Dharani FaM Coop Ltd. and his experience of shifting to organic farming. Akulappa is also one of the first farmers to revive the disappearing Barnyard millet. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  45. Andrew Kimbrell, JD - GMOs - Alarming Truth and What You Can Do.  Listen to this audio recording (file in mp3 format) of a talk by a leading public interest attorney and founder and director of the Center for Food Safety. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  46. Jeffrey Smith - Why GMOs Matter to YOU. This is an audio recording (file in mp3 format) of talk by a world authority on the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  47. Declaration of the Organic Farmers' community of India at the 5th National Organic Farmers'Convention, 2015, Chandigarh. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  48. Jhum cultivation rediscovered: Khonoma, in Nagaland, showcases how farms can co-exist with forests and man with nature. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  49. Video clip on the Third Mother Earth Festival held in Meghalaya in December, 2012. Every December, indigenous communities of North East India host the Mother Earth (Mei Ram-ew) Festival that is celebrated by hundreds of other communities around the world on the same day. Held adjacent to the sacred grove in Mawphlang, Meghalaya, participants showcase more than 200 edible plants that can be seen and tasted during the food festival. Watch excerpts from Fourth Mei Ram-ew Festival 2013. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  50. श्री रावसाहेब दगडकर (विदर्भ) यांचे नैसर्गिक शेतीबाबत अनुभव - एक मुलाखत. त्यांच्या अनुभावांवर लेखही वाचा. Shri Raosaheb Dagadkar (Vidarbh, Maharashtra) on Natural Farming (Marathi). You can also read about his experience.  (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  51. Bhaskar Save (Gujarat) on Natural Farming (you can also read about him) (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  52. Bhimarao Patil, a small landholder (2.25 acres) of Jalgaon district in Maharashtra, has practiced organic farming for 10 years, with no help other than that from his wife. His family is self-sufficient in major food grains and he cultivates non-Bt hybrid cotton for the market. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  53. The entire video film Local Food of Nongtraw Village was made and edited by some 50 community members of the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty, East Khasi hills, Meghalaya. It shows  the traditional processes for growing local millet, for collecting a root for medicinal tea, and for bee-keeping. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  54. Nongtraw village community members also made the film Ngim Khuslai - No Need to Worry which gives the message, to their community and beyond, that there is 'No Need to Worry' if we learn to depend on and utilise the local natural resources available freely such as wild vegetables, fish, and bamboo for building. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  55. Subhash Sharma is practicing organic farming since 20 years in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra. An attempt is being made to understand his practices and its science (expressed in Hindi) throughout the year by visiting him every month. This part - Part 1 - consists of an overview of the visit made on 15th June 2014. (Some of his practices relating to his dogs and the wildlife around the farm are debatable.) (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  56. Glimpses of Wild Vegetable Recipe Contest at Jawhar, an adivasi village  located in Palghar district of Maharashtra (organised by Vayam, contact vayamindia@gmail.com) (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  57. Listen to Seeds of Resilience, Seeds of Sovereignty, an interview by Local Bites of ecologist and renowned seed conservationist, Dr. Debal Deb on the value of traditional seeds in an unstable world. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  58. Organic by Trust: Participatory Guarantee Systems of Certification (PGS): The most popular method to vouch that food is organic is the third party certification method. However, recently, driven by costs, time and accessibility issues involved in third party certification, an alternative movement has been emerging - the Participatory Guarantees System of Certification. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  59. Short Documentary on the Niyamgiri Tribal Food Festival held at Rayagada in 2014, by Raghunathan K C (5 mins). Read a story on this festival. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  60. Urban farm on a tenth of an acre, producing 6,000 lb. of food per year. (checked on 13 Oct. 2015)

  61. Save Our Rice by Suma Josson is a film about a campaign to protect rice culture and wisdom, conserve traditional rice seeds, and promote ecological rice cultivation. Groups such as THANAL - Kerala, Sahaja Samrudha - Karnataka, CREATE - Tamil Nadu, Living Farms - Odisha SOR - West Bengal are part of this campaign. (checked on 14 Oct. 2015)

  62. Urban Leaves: Community Farms in Mumbai is about Urban Kitchen Gardens in Mumbai. (checked on 4 May 2019)
  63. Our Seeds: Central to Food, Life and Culture made by Gyatso Lepcha and others and supported by Affected Citizens of Teesta and other organisations. Farmers from Lower Dzongu, Sikkim, India discuss the importance of traditional seeds for food, life and culture and their plans to establish a community seed bank to help maintain and revive traditional seeds. (checked on 15 Jan. 2020)

  64. झिरो बजेट नैसर्गिक शेती करणारे कर्नाटकातील कृषी पंडित पुरस्कार विजेते राजशेखर निम्बर्गी यांची यशोगाथा. Success story of Karnataka based zero budget natural agriculture expert Rajshekhar Nimbargi in Marathi. (checked on 27 Apr. 2016)

  65. Scaling Up agro-ecological production systems among small holder farmers - the full video presentation (recorded by John D'Souza) of the study of Timbaktu Agriculture Programme by Shylaja Rao made at the Timbaktu conference on Revitalising Agrarian Economy, 18-19th March 2016. (checked on 27 Apr. 2016)

  66. Grain Based Landscapes : An Initiative to promote innovation platforms on Millets - this film captures various perspectives and initiatives from different actors, communicating their views on millets and how it is possible to bring back millets in our eco-system from farm to plate. (checked on 25 May 2016)

  67. Floating vegetable gardens of Bangladesh - made of rotting water hycinth, they provide the plants with the support they need together with the nutrients. (checked on 20 Mar. 2018)

  68. HANDS INTO WATER is the result of collective effort and the self-determination of a number of people who have worked together to provide a solution to the problem of water and sanitation in the south of Cochabamba, Bolivia. (checked on 3 May 2018)



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