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May 22 has been declared International Biodiversity Day by the United Nations. It gives us an opportunity to become aware of the rich biodiversity that has been evolved by our farmers as co-creators with nature. It also provides an opportunity to acknowledge the threats to our biodiversity and our rights......


A group of activists promoting organic farming today launched jaivik kranti (organic revolution) against genetically modified crops and use of pesticides in agriculture for protecting biodiversity through a five-year action plan.
The group also organised a dialogue today where state government representatives from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana......


Navdanya Jaivik Parivar celebrates the International Day of Biodiversity at Navdanya farm Ramgarh, Dehradun.

Navdanya Jaivik Parivar Bhoodpr is celebrating the day.
A group of Gandhi fellowship at Navdanya farm on this......


The increase in Bt cotton came at the cost of Jowar which holds the answer to drought in Maharashtra. Jowar requires only 250 mm water and would have survived the drought, giving farmers food and livelihood security even with a deficient monsoon.

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April 1st, 2016 Dehradun: Over 40 participants from five continents have come to the Biodiversity conservatory farm at Ramgarh to attend the 15th Gandhi and Globalisation course. This is course is designed to make participants learn......


Seed is the basis of agriculture; the means of production and the basis of farmers’ livelihoods. In less than two decades, cotton seed has been snatched from the hands of Indian farmers by Monsanto, displacing local varieties, introducing GMO Bt cotton seeds and coercing extravagant royalties from farmers. Since Monsanto’s......


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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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