The new IPR laws embodied in the TRIPs agreement of WTO have unleashed an epidemic of the piracy of nature’s creativity and millennia of indigenous innovation. RFSTE/ Navdanya started the campaign against biopiracy with the Neem Campaign in 1994 and mobilized 1,00,000 signatures against neem patents and filed a......


Since 1991, Navdanya has organized farmers through the Bija Satyagraha Movement to keep seed in farmer’s handand to not cooperate with IPR Laws that make seed a corporate monopoly and make seed saving and seed sharing a crime.  In 1993, half a million  farmers participated  in a historic Bija Satyagraha......


Ecological agriculture is not possible unless biodiversity is in the commons, and is free from the threat of extinction posed by technologies like genetic engineering. Hence, on 5th June 1999, on the World Environment Day, Navdanya launched Jaiv Panchayat - the Living......


PEOPLE’S CHARTER FOR FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY

The Global Conference on Meeting Nutritional Challenges with Sustainability and Equity was held on 2-3 August 2009 brought together 151 participants and experts representing India and other countries.


We, the participants included representatives from farmers groups, Rights based organizations, women’s......


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About Navdanya

Navdanya means “nine seeds” (symbolizing protection of biological and cultural diversity) and also the “new gift” (for seed as commons, based on the right 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.

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