Our Partners

Navdanya is movement based on networks and partnerships from local to the global level. 

Seed Savers and Organic Farmers Groups
Prakruti Paramparik Bihana Sangharakshana Abhijan, Orissa,  Jharkhand Alternative Development Forum, Women's Alliance, Ladakh, Sirmaur Farmers Association, Himachal Pradesh, Vidharbha Jan Andolan Samiti, Green Foundation, Beej Bachao Andolan, CIKS, Navdarshanam, Appiko, Vrihi Bija Binimoy Kendra, West Bengal, Manvi Seva Sansthan, U.P., Gram Swaraj Prahari, U.P., Parisaran Samvrakshana Kendra, Manvi, Jharkhand and Bihar, Deshma Sikshan Sansthan, Rajasthan, Agricultural Renewal in India for Sustainable Environment (ARISE), Tamilnadu Organic Farmers Association, Vidarbha Organic Farmers Association, Art of Living, His Holiness Delai Lama “Tibetan Government in Exile, Dharamshala, H.P., Janhit Foundation, Kheti Virasat, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Annapoorna, Vishal Udyogik Krishi Vikas Sansthan, Bihar, INTACH and Others.

Grassroots Farmer Organisations
Grassroots farmers’ organisations like BKU, BKS, Andhra Pradesh Ryotha Sangha, Chattisgarh Mukti Morcha, Paschim Orissa Krishi Jeevi Sangh, Orissa Krishak Mahasabha, AIKS,  Mass organisations such as AIAWU, AICCTU, AIIEA, AIRF, AITUR, AIYL, BKMU, CITU, FAIRCS, NCOA, NFF, NWGPL, NAWFR, All India Kisan Sabhas, Agragami Kisan Sabha, Bharat Krishak Samaj, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ambavat), Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Akhil Bharatiya Khet Majdoor Union, Samyukta Kisan Sabha, Karnataka Rajya Ryot Sangha (KRRS), Karnataka Farmer's Association, Bhartiya Kissan Union (Non-Political), BKU Ekta .

Women Groups
Diverse Women for Diversity, National Alliance of Women Food Rights, Women's Alliance, Ladakh, All India Women's Conference, Azadi Bachao Andolan, National Commission for Women, Kali for Women/ women Unlimited, Vimochana, All India Democratic Women’s Association, National Federation of Indian Women, Shtrii Shakti, Mahila Samakhya, Tapovan, Sanyo-Ka-Sangathan, Ladakh Women’s Alliance, SANGAT, The National Democratic Women’s Alliance, Jagori, Sabla Sangh, Ankur, FORCES, Indian Social Forum and National Commission for Women, the Women and Biodiversity Network of the region of Tuscany and Others.

Schools and Children’s Groups
Navdanya is working with more than 100 schools across the country. Of these some of the very well known schools are: Wood Stock School Mussoorie; The Doon School, Hilton’s School, Ann Merry School, Convent of Jesus and Marry, Wehlem’s Boys and Girls School of Dehradun Rishi Valley School, Bangalore and Raj Ghat Besant School Banaras of  Krishna Murti Foundation; Mothers International School, St. Marry School, S.D.D. Bal Mandir Public School, Salwan Public School Delhi, and also colleges and schools from Tibetan refugee groups like TCV, school Selaqui etc

Exposure on Organic Farming and Biodiversity Conservation, Indigenous knowledge is given to more than 50, 000 school kids across the country. School kids have also been part of Navdanya programmes like Sagwadi, Good Food for All, Little Chef and Community Biodiversity Register for documentation of Indigenous knowledge about biodiversity.

Voluntary Organisations
Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, Gandhi Peace Foundation, Council for Social Development, Greenpeace, Development Alternatives, Toxics Link, the Other Media, Indian Social Institute, Institute of Social Sciences, Multiple Action Research Group, INTACH, Action for Food Production, National Productivity Council, Animal Rights International, National Alliance of People's Movement, Bharat Jan Andolan, Indian Peoples Campaign Against WTO, Deccan Development Society, Centre for Science and Environment Tamil Nadu Gram Swaraj Movement, Bombay Natural Society, KSSP, Centre for Environment and Communication, NBF, SETU, KFIRV, Sanctuary and Others.

National Food Right Alliance
About 2,500 NGOs across the country including Sambhav, Deccan Development Society, Agrarian Assistance Association, Centre for Youth and Social Development, Vikas, SANHATI, Manav Kalyan Trust, Vigyan Shiksha Kendra, Jan Jagaran Samiti, Antodaya, CIS, Dharamitra, Ekta Parishad, Seva, Jatan, Sarbik Gram Bikas Kendra, Rupantar, URMAL, Action, Artic, Samparc who have been brought together by Navdanya and the Research Foundation into a national food rights alliance and the Bija Satyagraha.

Differently Abled Groups
Ashraya Adhikar Abhiyan, Prayas, Raffel Homes, Family of Disabled etc.

Networks on Globalisation and WTO
National networks such as the National Working Group on Patent Laws, Indian Peoples Campaign Against WTO (IPCAWTO), Azadi Bachao Andolan, All India Drug Action Network, People’s Health Network, ARISE, Lok Shakti Abhiyan, Sarva Seva Sangh, Rashtriya Yuvak Sangh, NAPM, Samajwadi Abhiyan, Lawyers’ Collective, Our World is Not for Sale (OWINS), International Forum on Globalisation, Third World Network.

Land Sovereignty
The Land Sovereignty partners include Sri S.P. Shukla, Former Ambassador GATT, Mr. Abhani Roy, Member of Parliament, the Taj Mission, Nandigram, KRRS, Lokshakti Abhiyan, Bharat Kisan Union, Adivasi Kranti Sangathan, Rashtriya Yuva Sangathan, Haryana Kisan Mazdoor Sangarsh Samiti etc.

Alliance for Water Democracy
Tarun Bharat Sangh, INTACH, Paani Morcha, PWWF and Jal Board Employees Union, Bharat Jagriti Mission Nyas, Uttarakhand, Jal Prahari, Yamuna Satyagraha, Plachimada Movement against Coca Cola, Coke Pepsi Free Campaign, Azadi Bachao Aandolan, Waterkeepers Alliance, Water Warriors Network, Council of Canadians, Polaris Institute, Food and Water Watch, Global Water contract.

Alliance with parliamentarians
Parliamentary groups of all political parties including CPI, CPM, Forward Block, Revolution Socialist Party, Jan Morcha, Congress I, BJP, Samata, Samajwadi, Janta Party etc.

The  Movement for Retail Democracy : Alliance against Mega Retailers
Partners in responding to the threat of mega retail like Walmart and Reliance are All India Association of Traders, National Association of Hawkers, FDI Watch and Trade Unions.

International Organizations: Third World Network, Gaia Foundation, Schumacher College, Institute for Sustainable Development, Ethiopia, International Forum on Globalisation (IFG), OWINFS, Slow Food International, Center for Food Safety, IFOAM, Diverse Women for Diversity, Waterkeepers Alliance, Women’s Environment and Development Orgnisation, World Social Forum, Via Campesina, People’s World Water Movement, International Commission on the Future of Food, FAO, Peasant Movement of the Philippines, Terre des homes, IBON Foundation Inc., UBINIG (Bangladesh), Focus on the Global South, CAP (Malaysia), Project of Ecological Recovery, PAN Indonesia, ETC Group, Food First, Small Planet Institute and many Others.

Partnership with the Secretariat of His Holiness ‘Dalai Lama’
Navdanya has trained Secretaries and Agriculture Extension Officers of the secretariat of His Holiness Dalai Lama, in Dharamshala from their secretariat as well as from their 45 major settlements across India in Biodiversity Conservation and organic farming. The training includes lectures as well as hands on training on different techniques of composting including vermicompost and improving soil fertility, biological pest management; cultivation of medicinal plants and Agro forestry etc.

Navdanya is Advisor to the Tibetan Government in Exile in their endeavor to promote and convert the land of Tibetan farmers to organic, who otherwise were involved in conventional farming. The other important aspect of this project is to create a Seed Bank in their settlements in different parts of India. The goal of which is not only to conserve the local varieties but also the indigenous as well as endangered seed varieties of the Tibetan plateau, which are currently under serious threat of extinction under Chinese occupation. The Tibetan government in exile is also a partner in Navdanya's research and campaign on climate change in Himalaya.

Prime Minister of Tibetan Govt. in Exile, Professor Samdhong Rinpoche continues to be one of the faculties in a Course ‘Gandhi and Globalisation’, held annually in November-December every year. In the year 2004 Dr. Vandana Shiva and Professor Samdhong Rinpoche also launched the Noodles and Pasta made by the group of Tibetan refugees living in Dehradun.

 





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