Start Date

13-12-2011 2:00 PM

End Date

13-12-2011 3:30 PM

Description

Led by small scale farming communities of Bangladesh, biodiversity-based ecological agriculture, known as Nayakrishi Andolon (New Agricultural Movement), has become popular as a peasant movement. It is not a 'traditional' farming practice in a static sense but aims at enhancing capacity of the farming communities to absorb advances in environmental, ecological and biological sciences and recent knowledge of increasing climatic variability. It is done without compromising the life affirming wisdom of popular culture of rural Bangladesh and without displacing the historical experience and capacity of the agrarian civilisation. The movement envisions an ecological civilization and by its agrarian practice intends to constitute life-affirming communities, which are at the same time a form of political resistance against destructive global-capitalist-industrial order. At the immediate level it has been developing a potential alternative, to increase productivity of agricultural systems through farmer-led research for innovation, management of natural and biological resources and maintenance of balance between cultivated and uncultivated spaces.

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Recommended Citation

Muzharul Hug, F. M. (2012, December). Peasant movement to constitute life-affirming communities in Bangladesh = 孟加拉國重視生命的農民運動. Paper presented at 2012 International Conference on Sustainability & Rural Reconstruction, Southwest University, Chongqingng, China.

 
Dec 13th, 2:00 PM Dec 13th, 3:30 PM

Peasant movement to constitute life-affirming communities in Bangladesh = 孟加拉國重視生命的農民運動

Led by small scale farming communities of Bangladesh, biodiversity-based ecological agriculture, known as Nayakrishi Andolon (New Agricultural Movement), has become popular as a peasant movement. It is not a 'traditional' farming practice in a static sense but aims at enhancing capacity of the farming communities to absorb advances in environmental, ecological and biological sciences and recent knowledge of increasing climatic variability. It is done without compromising the life affirming wisdom of popular culture of rural Bangladesh and without displacing the historical experience and capacity of the agrarian civilisation. The movement envisions an ecological civilization and by its agrarian practice intends to constitute life-affirming communities, which are at the same time a form of political resistance against destructive global-capitalist-industrial order. At the immediate level it has been developing a potential alternative, to increase productivity of agricultural systems through farmer-led research for innovation, management of natural and biological resources and maintenance of balance between cultivated and uncultivated spaces.