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Kobe japan presentation jan 20, 2005
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Lecture on food security by Dr. P. V. Sateesh, DDS

Lecture on food security by Dr. P. V. Sateesh, DDS

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  • 1. FARMING HOPE STORY OF DDS SANGHAMS
  • 2. Nature of communities • Multiple marginalisation • Rural • Poor • Dalit • Women
  • 3. “Their” agriculture • Semi arid area • Totally rainfed • Ecological and diverse • Low input • traditional knowledge
  • 4. “Others” Agriculture • Driven by “new” policies • Monoculture • Totally chemical • High external input and knowledge
  • 5. The crisis & Disaster • Cash crop dependence • Debt ridden • Collapse of small farmers • Over 10,000 suicides
  • 6. The Contrast • Externalised agriculture collapses; produces despair • Community controlled, autonomous farming flourishes; generates hope
  • 7. SEEDS OF HOPE
  • 8. Seed Sovereignty OUR S E E E S OUR K N O W L E D GE
  • 9. SEED SOVEREIGNTY •EVERY FARMER HAS OWN SEEDS AT HOME •WORKS WITH OVER 15 VARIETIES
  • 10. SEED SOVEREIGNTY • OVER 100 VILLAGES ESTABLISH OWN SEED BANKS: COMMUNITY GENE FUND;NO NEED FOR OUTSIDE SEEDS • SUPPLIES UNAVAILABLE VARIETIES • CAN SUPPLY SEEDS FOR ADDL 100 ACRES IN EVERY VILLAGE • STORES FOR FUTURE
  • 11. THE CONTRAST • CASH CROPPING FARMERS ARE DESPARATE FOR EXTERNAL SEEDS • RUSH TO GOVT DEPOTS; FIRED UPON; TRAMPLE EACH OTHER; SEVERAL DEATHS • SEED SOVEREIGN SANGHAM WOMEN ARE NEVER DESPARATE. CONTINUE LENDING SEEDS TO OTHERS
  • 12. ECOLOGICAL FARMING DIVERSE, RAINFED, NO EXTERNAL INPUT
  • 13. OUR CROPS OUR KNOWLEDGE WOMEN LED FARMING
  • 14. WE WILL PRODUCE FOR OURSELVES
  • 15. OUR KNOWLEDGE CAN FEED US
  • 16. LOCAL PRODUCTION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION
  • 17. SELF PROVISIONING COMMUNITIES • 52 COMMUNITIES PRODUCE ALL THE FOOD & FODDER THEY NEED • PROVIDE FOR THE LANDLESS, POOR AND THE DESTITUTE • CREATE A SELF PERPETUATING COMMUNITY GRAIN FUND • GENERATE FODDER, LIVELIHOODS AND MULTIPLE SECURITY
  • 18. IN THE YEAR OF DROUGHT • HIGH TECH STATE OF A P BORROWS 500,000 TONNES OF FOOD EVERY MONTH TO FEED ITS HUNGRY • GREEN REVOLUTION MODEL FAILS TO RESCUE POPULATION FROM HUNGER • WOMEN IN SEMI ARID, RAINFED DECCAN THROUGH THEIR ECOLOGICAL AGRICULTURE, REFUSE OUTSIDE FOOD
  • 19. FOOD SOVEREIGNTY INDIRECTLY WORK WITH OVER 1000 COMMUNITIES
  • 20. BIODIVERSITY FESTIVALS CELEBRATORY CULTURAL CAMPAIGN
  • 21. BIO DIVERSITY FESTIVALS DIALOGUED WITH OVER 200,000 FARMERS
  • 22. SOME LESSONS • COMMUNITY CAPACITY TO COPE ARE ENORMOUS • POOR AND THE WEAK CAN LEAD US OUT OF DISASTERS • THEIR KNOWLEDGE ROOTS ARE STRONG, LIFE AFFIRMING
  • 23. SOME LESSONS • GLOBALISED AGRICULTURE IS A LOOMING DISASTER • GOVERNMENT POLICIES MUST PREVENT THIS DISASTER BY BEING ENABLING FOR SMALL FARMERS AND STAND BY THEM
  • 24. SOME LESSONS • FARMING MUST BE LED BY WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVES; IT IS LIFE-INFUSING • LOCAL FARMING SYSTEMS MUST BE RESPECTED, STRENGTHENED & SUPPORTED THROUGH FISCAL AND AGRICULTURAL POLICIES

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