Photographer:Gijs | Gijs
15 Feb / 2011Program by:

Food Consumption in Auroville

As a kick-off for the presentation of the Auroville Sustainable Agriculture Plan (ASAP), within the next few months, Auroville Radio presents a series of eleven interviews concerning the foods we eat in Auroville. What were the ideas in the old days of Auroville regarding agriculture and sustainable foods? Which agricultural developments did Auroville been through since the first Aurovillians started to change the dusty plains into the forest it is today? How is the present situation in Auroville’s greenbelt and what is it capable of? And, perhaps most important, what are the challenges for the future?….

..Different people, all involved in Auroville’s food sector, give their personal views and opinions on these matters from their own background…In this sixth interview Gijs (Foodlink) gives us insight in his research into food consumption in Auroville. In the process of setting up foodlink, Gijs was interested in the amounts of food eaten in Auroville, where this food is purchased and how Auroville’s agriculture meets the demands. Conclusion; Auroville can never grow all its food in its borders as long as food habits are not changed. Next, there is not enough space to feed Auroville’s dream of 50.000 inhabitants. So how do we tackle these findings. Gijs gives his personal opinions and a quantitative insight into Auroville’s challenges in the world of food.