Livelihoods: Visual & Audio

Posted on April 27, 2014

Resources for Livelihoods: Visual & Audio (Inlcues Presentations & slideshow)

  1. Shamalamma: biodiverse, self-sustaining farming by dalit women by Ashish Kothari. Shamalamma, dalit farmer of Ippapalli village, on the diversity of crops she grows on a couple of acres, feeding her family and generating some surplus to sell, without any chemicals and surface irrigation, using local seeds. The true face of food sovereignty and security. Part of the remarkable Deccan Development Society in Telangana, southern India. Shamalamma speaks in Telugu, Shailaja of DDS's Krishi Vigyan Kendra (Agricultural Science Centre) translates into English. (checked on 20 Dec. 2018)

  2. Poda Thurupu - The Cattle of TelanganaThis breed is native to the Amrabad Tiger Reserve of Eastern Ghat's Nallamala range. Lambadas, Gollas, and Chenchus of the region breed the cattle. Often, a major part of their income comes from trading the cattle. Some of them believe that Thurupu cattle have been influencing their lifestyle and culture. This video is about the association of the people – breeders, traders, farmers, etc. – and the cattle, the significance of the association, living conditions of the cattle, and current challenges and issues in breeding. (checked on 21 Dec. 2018)

  3. Odisha Millets Mission. Special programme for promotion of millets in tribal areas has now been implemented in 72 blocks in 14 Districts of Odisha. Block will be unit of implementation for the programme. Programme period is for 5 years, with intense implementation period of 3 years and consolidation of 2 years. Programme is envisaged to be implemented by community based organisation facilitated by experienced facilitating agencies. ATMA is the district Nodal organisation for implementation of the programme at the District level. Programme Secretariat and Research Secretariat for the program is anchored by WASSAN and NCDS (Nabakrushna Centre for Development Studies) respectively. Directorate of Agriculture and Food Production is the state nodal agency for the programme. (checked on 12 Nov. 2019)

  4. Farmers' Participatory Varietal Trials in Ragi - Odisha Millets Mission. Revival of seeds is central to revival of millets. The Odisha Millets Mission is promoting Participatory Varietal Trials (PVTs) to identify, purify and multiply well-performing farmer preferred varieties and landraces. PVT is a simple way for breeders and agronomists to learn which varieties perform well in practical conditions of cultivation of farmers and are preferred by them. Farmers get the opportunity to practically select varieties grown by them with scientific guidance and documentation. (checked on 12 Nov. 2019)

  5. Ragi Procurement at Minimum Support Price - A Govt. of Odisha initiative - Millets Mission. The Government of Odisha took the historical decision to provide price support to Ragi growing farmers in 8 districts of the state in 2018. Over 6000 farmers sold about 18000 quintals of Ragi at the minimum support price of Rs. 2897 a quintal. This was distributed to ration card holders in 7 districts under the Public Distribution System. The Odisha Millets Mission aims to include millets in ICDS, Mid-Day Meals as well. Public procurement of millets will help in fulfilling the objective of price support as well as of nutritional security. (checked on 2019)

  6. Cotton to Ragi - A Story of Rayagada | Odisha Millets Mission | Farmers testimonial - Testimonial of farmers who shifted from cotton cultivation to Finger millet which is commonly called as Ragi, Rayagada District , Odisha. (checked on 12 Nov. 2019)

  7. Anant Bhoyar - A farmer who inspires youth to take up organic farming as an occupation. (checked on 5 Dec. 2018)
  8. Organic Farming /Agro-Ecological Approaches: Ready-to-Replicate Best Practices from around India, by ASHA (checked on 21 Sep. 2015)

  9. Charaka - A self-sustained weaving community in Heggodu. Journey of DESI/CHARAKA Trust which has been transforming the lives of many rural people and making them self reliant in a sustainable way while preserving the nature, culture and tradition. (checked on 5 Jul. 2017)

  10. Livelihoods, Equity, and Sustainability (slideshow presentation to students of Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, 18 Jan 2017). (checked on 27 Jan. 2017)

  11. Missing - Women & Climate Change: A film by Krishnendu Bose depicting the challenges posed before marginalised women farmers and fish workers, and how integrated farming, traditional agricultural practices and empowering legal provisions can help women meet them. (checked on 18 Oct. 2015)

  12. Kabyajyoti Baruah of Kamprup, Assam converts water hycinth into handicraft and trains rural women to make products out of water hycinth. (4 Slides) (checked on 3 Apr. 2018)

  13. THE WORM IS TURNING - Shot at locations in India, USA, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia, this film on global agriculture shows, with examples of ecological farming, the possibilities of producing food as well as restoring the environment. This means more jobs, jobs with meaning and connection to nature, and an agriculture that is truly sustainable. (checked on 19 Oct. 2015)

  14. Women of Phek district, Nagaland, demonstrate the tools and process used in Sumi village to prepare and spin cotton to weave traditional shawls. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  15. Timbaktu’ the film on Timbaktu Collective, in Anantapur district, Telangana, directed by Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh of Black Ticket Films has been awarded the Best Film in Environment Category in the 60th National Film Awards. (checked on 8 Sep. 2015)

  16. Short documentaries on a variety of projects at Timbaktu Collective. (checked on 8 Sep. 2015)

  17. Poda Thurupu - the Cattle of Telangana by Wassan. The cattle are native to the Amrabad Tiger Reserve of Eastern Ghat's Nallamala range. Lambadas, Gollas, and Chenchus of the region breed the cattle. Often, a major part of their income comes from trading the cattle. Some of them believe that Thurupu cattle have been influencing their lifestyle and culture. This video is about the association of the people – breeders, traders, farmers, etc. – and the cattle, the significance of the association, living conditions of the cattle, and current challenges and issues in breeding. (checked on 12 Nov. 2019)

  18. ​Jugaad: An Indian Way of Innovation - how a roadside corn vendor enhanced his handiwork. (checked on 25 Jun. 2015)

  19. Taking Destiny in their Hands - a film by The Concerned for Working Children is the first attempt to visually document the relevance of the International Movement of Working Children and the central themes that it addresses. (checked on 30 Jan. 2016)

  20. Transhumncia: "Andando y sembrando" un futuro sostenible (in Spanish with English subtitles) by Asociacion Trashumancia y Naturaleza is a video about pastoralism in Spain that summarizes all arguments in favour of pastoralism - seed dispersion for retaining biodiversity, livelihoods, soil conservation, dairy, and so on, and the place it has in Spanish history and culture. (checked on 20 Oct. 2020)



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