The initial hype about the success of the first #Green Revolution in #India saw farmers everywhere in the country rushing to buy more chemical fertilisers. The government too kept subsidizing fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides and all types of chemical concoctions that promised great returns.
With increased usage of chemical fertilisers the soil started losing its natural nourishment. Farmers had no respite. Thus started the vicious circle of failed crops, money lending and distress for farmers across the country.
Amarjeet Sharma’s experience was not very different from that of other farmers in India. He just did one thing differently. He explains this in Natural Systems and an Agricultural Philosophy, a short film by The Source Project and the second film in the #9×9 online film festival.
Watch it to find out Amarjeet’s tough yet inspiring journey as a farmer in the post-Green Revolution India.
Natural Systems and an Agricultural Philosophy ~ Punjab, India
Natural Systems and an Agricultural Philosophy ~ Punjab, IndiaIt has been proved, beyond doubt that the natural systems of farming benefit, not only human health but also the health of the environment in a long term and sustainable way. Natural Systems and an Agricultural Philosophy, the second film in 9×9 film festival, explains the same in the context of India. In the previous film we saw the real, long term impact of the Green Revolution on India’s farmers. This film, one of the first by The Source Project, looks at the cause, the symptom and finally a possible solution by one of the more progressive farmers in Punjab, Amarjeet Sharma.
Posted by The Rules on Monday, July 13, 2015