Our History

• Founded in 1987, Seed saving movement started in Karnatak and Tehri Garhwal. 
• Registered as trust in 1991. Community seed banks established in Henwal Ghati Tehri Garhwal (Beej Bacho Andolan) Talli (Karnataka / Tamilnadu) which later became the Green Foundation. Sirsi Karnataka (APICO-Parisar Sanrakshan Kendra).
• 1991- Satyagraha movement to resist the trips agreement of GAAT started
• 1992 – First Earth summit at Rio in Brazil
• 1993 – Rally of 500,000 farmers from India and abroad gathered in Bangalore against GAAT which became WTO.
• 1994 - Community Biodiversity registers movement for seed soverginity launched at Pattuwam, Kerala
• 1994 - Community seed bank in Garhwal
• 1994 - Neem Campaign Challenge to neem Patent (European Patent office)
• 1994 - Navdanya biodiversity Conservation center Ramgarh / Sheeshambara
• 1994 - Community Seed banks started in Orissa, PPBSA; West Bengal, Vrihi;
• 1995 – Diverse Women for Diversity launched
• 1998 – Challenge Basmati patent; new seed bank in Uttarakhand
• 1998 - Legal challenge to Monsanto’s illegal GMO Bt. Cotton.
• 1998 – Navdanya initiates Direct marketing for farmers and fair trade
• 1998 - Launch of  ‘Sarson Satyagrah’ to fight against ban on sarson sale 
• 1999 – Jaiv Panchayat movement started, 5th June (Declaration)
• 1999 – Study on super cyclone and distribution of salt tolerant varieties of paddy
• 2001 – Navdanya receives Slow Food Award
• 2001 – Navdanya becomes Slow Food partner
• 2001 – Bija Vidyapeeth launched
• 2002 – Most claims of Basmati patent struck down
• 2002 - Movement against river-linking project initiated at Orcha
• 2002 - Ganga Yatra from Gangotri to Ganga Sagar
• 2002 – Children’s Earth Summit in India and Johannesburg
• 2002 – Earth Summit at Johannesburg 
• 2002 – Navdanya started Movement against Ganga Water privatization in Delhi  by Suez
• 2003 - Citizens Campaign against GMOs launched
• 2003 – Navdanya supports anti coke movement in Plachimada Kerala
• 2004 - Wheat patent challenged
• 2005 – Distribution of salt tolerant seeds in the Tsunami affected area
• 2005 – Neem patent revoked
• 2005 –World Bank driven water privatization project in Delhi by Suez was closed down.
• 2005 - Plachimada Coke Plant shut down
• 2007 - Bija Yatra Sevagram Wardha Vidharba to Bangalore in Karnataka
• 2007 – Campaign against Bt. Brinjol started
• 2008 - Bija Yatra from Champaran to Rajghatan
• 2008 – Parallel report to UN Human Rights Commission on Bt. As violation of Human rights
• 2008 – Campaign and Study on Climate Change in Himalaya initiated
• 2009 – Himalayan Climate Yatra from Dehradun to Leh

 




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