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 – a growing trend in opposition to multinational corporate ag.
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.