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December saw the wrap-up of the first season of Navdanya’s Seeds of Hope, Gardens of Hope programme in Dehradun.  Over the past four months, the interns at Bija Vidyapeeth have had the pleasure of working with a dynamic groups of students from Dehradun and are overwhelmed by the successes of......


Navdanya has started training farmers in Samdrup Jongkhar province in the South Eastern Bhutan from 21st December 2010.

Govt. of Bhutan is helping the initiative led by Dzongsar Khentse Rinpoche as Samdrup Jongkhar Initiative of Dewathang Chokyi  Jyatso Institute in Dewathang of Samdrup Jongkhar Province. In the begining govt. has banned......


Quito, Ecuador, 26 November 2010.

A historic case was filed by an international coalition of defenders of nature’s rights at the Constitutional court of Ecuador against BP and its crimes against nature.  Ecuador recognises the rights of nature in its current constitution adopted in 2008. The rights of nature are universal.......


Northern India was hit by extreme cloudbursts in the monsoon this year and the area around the Tehri Dam was reported to be especially affected. During a documentation trip in mid-october Navdanya  collected peoples accounts. 50 % of the houses were damaged. Landslides have severely affected infrastructure and fields and......


Navdanya's learning center, Bija Vidyapeeth witnessed the 10th course in a row on Gandhi and globalisation which started on 24th November with the lighting of lamp by the veteran Gandhian Sri Satish Kumar, Director of the Shumacher College in London.

About 50 participants including interns from all......


 

Navdanya's learning center, Bija Vidyapeeth witnessed the 10th course in a row on Gandhi and globalisation which started on 24th November with the lighting of lamp by the veteran Gandhian Sri Satish Kumar, Director of the Shumacher College in London.

About 50 participants including interns......


Navdanya has started rejuvenating another lost garden in Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh named Rani Ka Bag recently. There are 13 gardens identified by the INTECH in Khajuraho. Navdanya started rejuvenating Lost Gardens of Khajuraho in association with the INTECH Belgium in the year 2008. The endeavor......


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