The Future Farm

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The Future Farm

The nine films featured in the '9x9 Film Festival'—created by The Source Project and presented here on Common Dreams in partnership with /The Rules project—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. 

As the likes of the World Bank and Bill and Melinda Gates foundation begin to transform the development sector into a business driven model, the positive stories and propaganda that support that model are dominating the story of development. By creating a short films that can then be easily watched and shared on various social media platforms, we are able to not only help counter an imbalance of misinformation within development media but also stimulate consciousness on issues that otherwise would pass unnoticed. 

At the heart of all these stories 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.

Adolfo, a future farm ~ El Salvador

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.

Adolfo and the essence of diversification. from the source project on Vimeo.

The 9x9 Film Festival

The nine films featured in the '9x9 Film Festival'—created by The Source Project and presented here on Common Dreams in partnership with /The Rules project—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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