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The Independent Peoples Tribunal on Land Acquisition, Resource Grab and Operation Green Hunt

Date: 9th to 11th April 2010

Venue: Constitution Club, Rafi AMrg, New Delhi

Central India is home to the Adivasis and Dalits, India’s first people. It is also home to the richest concentration of natural resources in the country.Today, as powerful Indian and global......


Press Statement on the price rise, the hunger crisis and the proposed

Food Security Bill

On 5th of July the country is at a standstill because of Bharat bandh called by opposition parties to force the Government to address the crisis of the price rise of essential commodities including food.

The level......


“Creating food insecurity: an analysis into the structural and policy factors increasing food insecurity in India”

Press statement

The food crisis of hunger and malnutrition in India is a reality we can no longer ignore. It is the face of the underweight children dying of starvation; it is the face......


Earth Science School 2010

Bhumi Vigyan: Building Community through Love and Laughter

Bhumi Vigyan kicked off on May 31st as children aged 9 - 15 from the farming villages of Jhivan Redi, Ramgarh, and Naya Gaon arrived through the fields, foot paths, and orchards of Bija Vidyapeeth by foot, auto-rickshaw, and cycle.......


Navdanya successfully organised a mango festival at its Biodiversity Conservation farm at village Ramgarh on Old Shimla Road in Dehradun. About 75 people including some of the Navdanya family members were present at the occasion.

Participants were briefed about Mango and its varieties and history. Navdanya's Organic Mango orchard was visited......


Ranchi – Jharkhand

7th – 8th May, 2010

“Let it not be said of India, that this great Republic in a hurry to develop, itself is devastating the green mother earth and uprooting our tribal population.”

President of India, Mr.  K.R Narayanan
25th Jan 2001 Eve of Republic Day

Contrary to what......


The epidemic of Biopiracy – the piracy through patenting of biodiversity and traditional knowledge – has reached explosive potentials.

Dr. Vandana Shiva released a new report of 5,000 Biopiracy patents. She said “The 5000 Biopiracy Patents uncovered by Navdanya/Research Foundation for Science, Technology Ecology are just a tip of......


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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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