Farm & Food Security: Impact of Covid on rural livelihood

Join AID volunteers to hear from Seema Kulkarni and Sridhar Radhakrishnan about farm and food security in India in the times of Covid-19. They will talk about the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown on farming and rural livelihood, and discuss strategies how civil society can help and advocate for a better future.

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Jun 28 | 8.30 AM PT | 11.30 AM ET | 9 PM IST

About the Speakers

Seema Kulkarni coordinates the gender and rural livelihoods activities for the Society for Promoting Participative Eco-system Management.  She has written about water, equity, gender and rural livelihoods and teaches courses in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and Savitribai Phule University, Pune. She facilitates the Mahila Kisan Adhikar Manch or Forum for Women farmers rights (MAKAAM) and a number of women’s organizations in Maharashtra.

Sridhar Radhakrishnan has been closely and influentially associated with many campaigns – the industrial pollution issues in Eloor-Edayar; the anti-Endosulfan struggle in Kasaragod; the campaign to establish Zero Waste as an alternative to dirty waste management practices; to keep India free of hazardous GM Crops. He also worked closely with the Kerala Government to draft the Organic Farming Policy and also the draft Land Policy.  Presently he functions as Coordinator(Policy & Campaign) of the Save our Rice Campaign, which is a national movement towards building a sustainable way for food security in India. He is Director in Thanal, a well known environmental organisation in Kerala.

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