Navdanya

Navdanya means “nine seeds” (symbolizing protection of biological and cultural diversity) and also the “new gift” (for seed as commons, based on theright to save and share seeds In today’s context of biological and ecological destruction, seed savers are the true givers of seed. This gift or “dana” of Navadhanyas (nine seeds) is the ultimate gift – it is a gift of life, of heritage and continuity. Conserving seed is conserving biodiversity, conserving knowledge of the seed and its utilization, conserving culture, conserving sustainability.

Navdanya is a network of seed keepers and organic producers spread across 17 states in India.

Navdanya has helped set up 111 community seed banks across the country, trained over 5,00,000 farmers in seed sovereignty, food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture over the past two decades, and helped setup the largest direct marketing, fair trade organic network in the country.

Navdanya has also set up a learning center, Bija Vidyapeeth (School of the Seed / Earth University) on its biodiversity conservation and organic farm in Doon Valley, Uttarakhand, North India.

Navdanya is actively involved in the rejuvenation of indigenous knowledge and culture. It has created awareness on the hazards of genetic engineering, defended people's knowledge from biopiracy and food rights in the face of globalisation and climate change.

Navdanya is a women centred movement for the protection of biological and cultural diversity.

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The GMO Emperor Has No Clothes-A Global Citizens Report on the State of GMOs

We have been repeatedly told that genetically engineered (GE) crops will save the world by increasing yields and producing more food. They will save the world by controlling pests and weeds. They will save the world by reducing chemical use in agriculture. They will save the world with GE drought tolerant seeds and other seed traits that will provide resilience in times of climate change.

However, the GE emperor (Monsanto) has no clothes. All of these claims have been established as false over years of experience all across the world. The Global Citizens Report “The Emperor Has No Clothes” brings together evidence from the ground of Monsanto’s and the industry’s false promises and failed technology.

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The Law of the Seed aims to bring back biodiversity and recognition of farmers' rights, to bring back democratic systems in society to shape laws as well as knowledge.

"Navdanya launches The Global Citizens' Report for Seed Freedom."

 
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Courses in 2015-16


27 Feburary - 2 March 2015
Workshop on Pesticides
The course explores the impact of pesticide on environment and health
1 September – 30 September 2015
Agroecology on Food System - A to Z Course
This workshop will explore the inherent rights of members of the Earth community
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From the Navdanya Diary

  • GM Bt brinjal fails for second year in Bangladesh
    GMWatch, 21 March 2015 Source: http://www.gmwatch.org/…/16018-gm-bt-brinjal-fails-for The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), which is distributing Bt brinjal saplings, must cease this cruel experiment at the expense of Bangladeshi farmers. The chief promoter of the failed GM Bt [...]
  • We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, as our lives depend on it
    by George Monbiot — The Guardian, 25 March 2015 Source: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/25/treating-soil-like-dirt-fatal-mistake-human-life Imagine a wonderful world, a planet on which there was no threat of climate breakdown, no loss of freshwater, no antibiotic resistance, no obesity crisis, no [...]
  • The Case Against GMOs + What We Can Do About Them
    by Dr. Vandana Shiva – MindBodyGreen, 2 April 2015 Source: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18102/the-case-against-gmos-what-we-can-do-about-them.html For the past four decades I have dedicated my life to the defense of biodiversity, and the integrity and well-being of all species, including all humans. [...]
  • Golden rice: Is it vaporware?
    GMWatch, 30 March 2015 Source: http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2015-articles/16043-golden-rice-is-it-vaporware The “miracle” cure has been “coming soon” for a decade and a half! Jonathan Matthews reports Charles Margulis of the Centre for Environmental Health has been following the GMO golden rice project [...]
  • Seed firms begin field trials of GM crops in Maharashtra
    by Rahul Wadke – The Hindu Business Line, 31 March 2015 Souce: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/seed-firms-begin-field-trials-of-gm-crops-in-maharashtra/article7055039.ece Mumbai, March 31: At least five large seed companies, including Monsanto, Mahyco and BASF, have started field trials of genetically-modified (GM) crops in Maharashtra, which [...]



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