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Shohor Banu | শহর বানু

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Uploaded on Nov 2, 2009

Documentary on the life, view and activities of a grassroots activist on agriculture movement in Bangladesh

Shohor Banu is a conscious farmer, a responsible mother and a social worker. Agriculture is her working tools for changing life and society. She is a natural that is organic and regenerative practitioner. Along with natural cultivation she promote local seed. Centering on pure agriculture livelihood, life style and philosophical views has been changed.

Shohor Banu does not allow any violence. She does not use any poison and insecticide in her crop field. To control insect she used mixed crop cultivation. In serous case sometime used powder of jute seed.
She made organic fertilizer by herself. Without any formal education on agriculture, she becomes scholar on agriculture

Along with own life, she wants to change of cultivation system however live view and practices suited with natural balance. The story of this grassroots farmer, may not be recognized by the policy makers but followed widely in villages by villagers.

To save local food, local life and local seed are he favorites. To save local seed she established seed bank in named "Bejar Akhra". The don't buy seed but cultivate with seed exchange and knowledge sharing method.

Shohor Banu first time was inspired by the "Naya Krishi Andolon" of UBINEG. Nowadays she made he own mission and realms.

She is happy and inspired by leading a community based life with non violence practices.

By singing songs, Shohor Banu and her team spreads the information on saving seed and organic cultivation. After whole day work she regularly arrange 'Ghanar Ashor' ( song meeting ) particularly in full moon night where all his team members perform songs and enjoy local food in year yard.

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