WINGS #05-21 Green Counter-Revolution
Local organic women farmers in India
Uploaded: 17 May, 2021
Recording Date: 17 May, 2021
Recording Location: Bangalore and other sites in Karnataka; Durham, NC USA
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
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Program Title: WINGS #05-21 Green Counter-Revolution
Description: The so-called Green Revolution in India increased one measure of "productivity" at the cost of much else, including nutrition, sustainability, loss of biodiversity, and local loss of control. The Green Foundation based in Karnataka state started by encouraging local seed-saving and has built a network of women farmers who also process their own crops locally - improving local nutrition, economy, and environment.
Host(s): Smita Ramanathan and Manju Venkat
Featured Speakers/Guests: Singer and farmer: Jayamma, from Therubeedi village near Bangalore; Vanaja Ramprasad, founder, Green Foundation; Sumathi, a longtime organic farmer who heads the Maruthi Oil Press Group in the village of Maralwadi; VijayaKumari and Sarvamangala from the Mahadeshwara Seed Producers Group
Credits: Smita Ramanathan – Producer, Interviews, Script, Narration; Manju Venkat – Co-producer, Interviews, Narration; Indu Ramesh – Programme Mentor, Script Adviser; M.R. Ramamurthy – Sound Engineer, Editor; Series Producer, Frieda Werden
Comments: As of 2021, the Green Foundation is working with more than 2400 small scale and marginal farmers around Karnataka, empowering them to attain food and economic security. "More than 26 years after we were first established, we are still committed to our vision of a well-preserved, diverse ecosystem that will sustain the rural livelihoods of the present generation without eroding the resource base of the future." - http://www.greenfoundation.in/journey-so-far/#
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|Comments: Produced by Smita Ramanathan and Manju Venkat in 2015