Monday, February 13, 2012

Food Security and SRI (System of Rice Intensification) methods of cultivation

“Indian scientists should focus on sustainable agriculture with an emphasis on reform from below”

Joan P. Mencher

Dear all,

We are very happy to invite you and your interested friends to a lecture and film screening programme titled ”Food Security and SRI (System of Rice Intensification) methods of cultivation: Alternatives to the corporate model” by
Prof. Joan Mencher.
The films: One man, 1 cow and 1 planet is based in India. 2. Silent Forests- is about GMO trees and GMOS and what they are.

Date: Friday 17th February 2012. Time: 3 pm: Venue: No.33/1-9, Thygraja Layout, Jaibharath Nagar,
M.S. Nagar P.O, Bangalore 560033. Land mark: Jaibharath Nagar Petrol Bunk:

For Information contact Bhadra: Mobile:9019289592

Organised by CIEDS Collective, Vimochana and Bangalore Film Society

Prof.Joan P Mencher:

Joan P. Mencher is a prof. emerita of Anthropology from the City University of New York’s Graduate Centre and Lehman College. She is the Chair person of a not for profit organization, “The Second Chance Foundation”, which works to support rural grass roots organizations that works with the poor and small farmers in India and the United States on issues relating to ecology, caste, land reform, agriculture and women over the past half a century. She has published widely both in the US and in India on all of these subjects, primarily in academic journals. Some of her published works are: Agriculture and Social Structure in Tamil Nadu: Past Origins, Present Transformations, and Future Prospects, Social Anthropology of Peasantry, of Female Headed/Female Supported Households: A Cross Cultural Comparison, Mixed Blessings: Gender and Religious Fundamentalism Cross Culturally, Walk On My Back So I Can Work Tomorrow: Health and Work Among Female Agricultural Workers in Tamil Nadu and Kerala," Critical Survival, "Population Policy in India: What Could It Mean for Women?" and "Women and Irrigation in South India." She has also been a consultant with the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank for their India operations.

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