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Freedom” has become such a contested term. When we, as people, use freedom we refer to people’s freedom to live, earn livelihood, to have access to vital resources like food, water, seed, land, health, education, knowledge, work, creativity, communication, etc.

 Large corporations define freedom as “free trade”, which is corporate globalisation.......


From violence to non-violence; From Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to Gross National Happiness (GNH)

Globalisation as the dominant project of our time is being rejected everywhere. Brexit, the US election are examples of the rejection of the world of free trade and globalisation. The choice we face for a post globalisation......


Bringing the Earth & Biodiversity to the Heart of Agriculture

Each of us, whether we are farmers or eaters, faces a choice between two food systems. One is an industrial system based on globalised
cooperate control, chemicals and poisons, GMO and patent monopolies & fossil fuels which is contributing to......


As 2017 begins and we flounder in our mad rush to force all of India into a digital economy overnight, it is worth pausing and reflecting on what the digital economy is, who controls the platforms and lines as well as some basic concepts about money and technology which have......


In the splendid auditorium of the India International Centre (a 1960s building commissioned by India’s first Prime Minister, it has much in common in both design and the crowd it attracts with London’s Barbican Centre), Vandana Shiva is introducing the final act of Bhoomi 2016, the annual festival held by......



Join us for an organic retreat to learn about the gifts of biodiversity and the knowledge, power and resilience of women.
Celebrate Holi with our natural colours and natural foods.

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In remembrance of the Bhopal gas genocide, Navdanya along with other civil society organisations is organising a People’s Assembly against Dow/DuPont. This will an assesment of Dow/DuPont's crimes; genocide and ecocide against the people of Bhopal.

This is the 32nd anniversary year of the struggle for Bhopal and we together are......


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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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