Location: Alliance française de Bombay, auditorium
Date: Thu, 2010/05/20 – 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Price: Free for all
Category: Film screening
This month, Ciné Liberté is scrutizing the agriculture issue in India and the rest of the world. What are the risks caussed by pesticids to soils, farmers and consumers?
The Organic Way.
A Navdanya & Chrysalis Films.
India is in the throes of a serious agrarian crisis. Between 201 and 2007 over 150 000 farmers across the country have comitted suicide.
Every suicide has a multiplicity of causes, but the common factors are the rising cost of chemical fertilizer and pesticide based agriculture; declining soil fertility, and a growing dependence on commercialvarieties of seeds.
In many parts of the country small farmers are rediscovering a sustainable agriculture. One which respects the soil, the seed, the farmer and the consumer. They live and work in different geographical, climatic and economic conditiond, grow a variety of crops, and have a different degrees of skills and knowledge. But they alll belong to a growing number of framers who may hae found a way to deal with the agrarian crisis we face.
Followed by a discussion panel with Mahesh Khandu Bankar, founder of greener planet (http://greenerplanet.in/) and an organic mango testing.