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Celebrating Biodiversity is celebrating life, its abundance, its resilience. It is celebrating our membership in the Earth Community. Biodiversity weaves the web of life-from the forests to the oceans, from our farms, to our plates, and our gut. It provides alternatives to fossil carbon and the climate havoc it is causing. Through......


Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today floated the idea of replacing fertiliser subsidy with incentives to promote organic farming in the country.

The northeastern state was declared the first organic state of the country by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016 at an event in Gangtok.


The northeastern state was declared the first organic state of the country by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016 at an event in Gangtok.
"I asked the prime minister to provide us two times the sum of fertiliser subsidy given up by Sikkim. But he did not say anything about......


Anti-genetic engineering activist Vandana Shiva, who has also moved the court against Monsanto in different cases, has blamed the American seed maker for deaths due to pesticide inhalation. Shiva visited Yavatmal on Tuesday, where she met victims at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).
Talking to TOI from Yavatmal,......


Soil Not Oil: In soil and organic farming lie solutions to climate change.
4th - 6th February 2018
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Javik Kheti - Organic Farming: rejuvenation of biodiversity, soil & water on small farms to
produce diverse, healthy, fresh, ecological food for all.
19th - 25th February 2018


Millets have been making a lot of noise lately. These are present in most supermarket stores, especially in their 'healthy foods' sections. While quinoa and brown rice have been making their way to food bowls available for lunch or dinner, several chefs and dieticians in India are focusing on traditional......


As we grow more living carbon through agro-ecology and organic farming, we have more fertile soils that produce more food and hold more water, thus increasing resilience to drought and floods.
 
From Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, where floods displaced 41 million people and killed nearly 500, to......


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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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