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9th – 11th April, 2010, Constitution Club, New Delhi

Stop structural violence against adivasis

Stop destructive development and restore the faith of the adivasis in the Indian Constitution

The Independent People’s Tribunal on Land Acquisition, Resource Grab and Operation Green Hunt, organized by Citizen’s against Forced Displacement and War on People, kicked-off today to a packed hall,......

Navdanya calls for a stop on patents on seed, plants, farm animals and food

As of today truly global action is being taken against patents on seed, plants, farm animals, parts thereof including gene sequences and food. Over 100 organisations from all parts of the world are alerting the public and......

An International conference on “Two Decades of the GMO Free Movement” was organized by Navdanya / Research Foundation for Science, Technology & Ecology in association with the International Commission on the Future of Food, ARSIA, Region of Tuscany, Italy, Center for Food Safety, USA, Save Our Seeds, Germany, Diverse......

Press Statement
February 9, 2010


The Minister of Environment Jairam Ramesh announced the Moratorium on the Bt. Brinjal.  As he stated moratorium implies rejection of this particular case of relief for the time being. It does not......

100 people from 14 countries gathered in Delhi from 19th -22nd November to reflect on 100 years of Gandhi's Hind Swaraj, the Freedom Manifesto and to understand and examine what freedom means in our times. A declaration on Swaraj for indigenous people was also issued.

A course on Gandhi and Globalization started......

Climate Change in the Himalaya

The Government fiddles while glaciers melt, springs dry and crops fail

Navdanya / Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology have carried out an in depth participatory study with local communities in the Himalaya on......

Navdanya released a new book on "Climate Change at the Third Pole" on 17th November 09, in the inaugral session of the National Conference on Climate Change, held in the Auditorium of India International Center and screened a new documentary film 'The Third pole : Impct of Climate change in the Himalaya' in the concluding session of the conference.

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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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