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The Green Revolution, which began in Punjab, was given a Nobel Peace prize based on the narrative that new seeds and chemicals would create prosperity and hence peace. But by 1984, Punjab was a land of violence and war. 30,000 people had been killed.

It was this divergence between......


With the aim of giving more options to dry land Vidarbha farmers and promoting organic farming replacing genetically modified crops and curbing uncontrolled use of pesticides in agriculture for protecting biodiversity through special action plan Maharashtra govt. and with help of Navdanya of environmental activist  Vandana Shiva  planned project to......


A great seed and biodiversity piracy is underway and it must be stopped. The privateers of today include not just the corporations — which are becoming fewer and larger through mergers — but also individuals like Bill Gates, the “richest man in the world”.

When the Green Revolution was......


Celebrate the first drops of rains at Navdanya’s Biodiversity organic farm redolent with the smells of ripening native organic mangoes. Form the 1st to 3rd of July 2016, we have for you over nine varieties of these yellow and green mangoes to tempt each corner of your tongue. We call you......


On 7th of June, the Indian Prime Minister will meet the US President in the White House. One of the steps taken to prepare for the PM’s trip to the US is the announcement of a new National IPR Policy. Quite clearly the IPR policy is guided less by the......


We have to recall traditional methods to protect our biodiversity and adopt them to save the Earth, said environment minister Rajendra Arlekar at the Goa state biodiversity board's International Day for Biological Diversity event at Kala Academy, Panaji, on Sunday.

The MLA, who is also chairperson of the Goa......


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......


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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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