Friday, 29 July 2011

Sarath Fernando on Natural Farming: Part 2 The Answers: Agro-ecology and Natural Farming

This is the second part of a 4 part interview with Sarath Fernando from Movement for National Land and Agrarian Reform (MONLAR) in Sri Lanka.  MONLAR is a member of La Via Campesina.
In this interview, Sarath instead promotes natural agro-ecological methods of farming such as natural farming in India and Sri Lanka which rely on natures own ways and nourish the earth and humans depending on the earth.  Sarath tells us that it is the poor and the victims of hunger and poverty who themselves have the real solutions to their poverty, environmental damage and hunger.  It is these natural solutions of the poor that need to be promoted rather than false solutions like free trade, GM crops, green revolutions, carbon markets etc that have instead caused more harm to nature and humans while failing to make a dent in the serious hunger crisis.

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