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March 2, 1917 - April 1, 2007
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CED’s film “City Farming” is a documentary on organic agriculture in Indian cities.
The film features: Dr. Ramesh T. Doshi, the first Indian city farmer who has developped a huge garden on his Jamunotri terrace in Bandra, Mumbai; Vivek Chitle, Snehlata Shrikhande, and Jyoti Shah who are all engaged in agriculture farming in the city of Pune.
They highlight the advantages of city farming in improving living conditions:
- Benefits for health are tremendous as fruits and vegetables are produced without any chemical inputs such as pesticides or fertilizers.
- In addition of recreating an essential link between city dwellers and nature, terrace farming beautifies cities which are otherwise dominated by grey buildings and pavements.
- Last but not least city farming helps tackle global warming by reducing GHG emissions generated by the use of fossile fuels when food is transported from distant areas by trucks, trains or even planes.
Duration 37 minutes - Produced by CED
A film on the approach to ‘built environment’ adopted by Timbaktu
The film explores Timbaktu’s experiment, which sat a meeting point between forests, agriculture and the built environment. It narrates how a small group of development activists, committed to developmental and ecological regeneration, found ways to heal and regenerate a piece of dry, degraded land, and create an agro forest habitat. Protecting the land, revitalising natural resources and traditional genetic base were the key elements involved.