Adolfo and the Essence of Food Diversification

(Image: The Source Project)(Image: The Source Project)Also see: A Natural System and an Agricultural Philosophy

Also see: Not a Very Green Revolution

Adolfo is possibly one of the most dynamic, progressive and positive farmers I have ever met. Faced with a changing climate, Adolfo has begun to plant over 60 different crops on his land, some which will thrive in times of flood, others that will survive drought. With rice planted in rows between his indigenous drought tolerant corn, he is guaranteed food for his family and an income all year round. With Central America already feeling the effects of global warming, Adolfo is one of a new generation of farmers developing truly long term sustainable systems.

(Image: The Source Project)(Image: The Source Project)As with every community I have ever visited, there is a growing realisation that the so called agro-chemical industry has let them down. Despite their claims, hybrid and GMO seed is not when it comes to adaptability, it was never designed that way. You measure the inputs then guarantee the outputs, the commodification of agriculture.

This is the third film in the 9×9 film festival. These films have been made for one reason: to help people understand the reality of what’s really happening to the world’s food and farming systems, and why.

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The Source Project was set up to work in a more holistic way within the development media as business interests transform the development sector into a business driven model. By changing the way we live and operate, we are able to use our limited funds to help subsidize films that we feel need to be made. We have created a short film format that can be easily watched and shared on various social media platforms. We feel that this way we are able to not only help counter an imbalance and misinformation within development media, but also stimulate consciousness on issues that otherwise would pass unnoticed. At the heart of The Source Project is agriculture, a system not only of food production, but also one that maintains our ecosystem, our cultures, our health and the very survival of humanity.