In Nepal, puppets teach eco-friendly farming methods

In 2017, farmer Nanda Neupane, his family and his home near the Nepalese border with India survived a potentially devastating landslide. But he knows strong rains could trigger another, and that he might not be so lucky next time. He's one of many farmers in this part of Nepal coming up against the effects of soil-destroying pesticides and the slash-and-burn agriculture that has increased the danger of landslides. Now, Neupane and other farmers are getting advice on how to protect themselves against torrents of mud and stone — and how they can revitalize their farms — from an unusual source: puppets.

A film by Wolf Gebhardt