Navdanya : An Overview

Navdanya has a primary membership of more than 6,50,000 farmer families in seventeen states of India namely Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Orissa, West Bengal, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.

It has also established 111 Community Seed Banks (CSBs) in 17 States across India.

Till date Navdanya has formed more than 5000 Jaiv Panchayats in different parts of the country. They have their own Community Bank Registers (CBRs) wherein they register the diversity and knowledge that exist in their village.

We have organized more than 50 international courses on Biodiversity, Food, Biopiracy, Sustainable Agriculture, Water, Gandhian philosophy, Globalization, IPRs, Buisness Ethics, Grand Mothers University etc.

2,00,000 farmers have been converted to organic farming in different parts of the country.

Once a year, Navdanya staff and partners meet for sharing experiences and learning.

Navdanya has trained about 500,000 farmers, conserved 3,000 varieties of rice.

Navdanya's seed bank in the farm at Dehradun preserves 500 land races of paddy, 150 land races of wheat, 11 land races of barley, 5 varieties of barnyard millet, 10 varieties of oats, 6 varieties of finger millet, 3 varieties of foxtail millet and 7 varieties of mustard.

Biodiversity Conservation

Till date Navdanya's conservation farm has protected 12 genera of cereals and millets, 16 genera of legumes and plants, 50 genera of vegetables, 7 genera of oil yielding plants, 13 genera of spices and condiments, 20 genera of aromatic plants, 54 genera of fruit and flower yielding plants and 250 genera of ornamental, timber and medicinal plants.


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Monsanto Vs Indian Farmers

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