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Ladakh, a high altitude desert where communities have evolved a sophisticated earth friendly culture and a prosperous biodiverse agriculture. Navdanya has been working with the local women communities of Ladakh for the last two decades on seeds, biodiversity and saving the......


We need to put nutrition and seeds at the center of security against climate change. Nutrition per acre should be the new norm......


India is a land rich in biodiversity. For over 10,000 years, Indian farmers have used their brilliance and indigenous knowledge to domesticate and evolve thousands of crops including 200,000 varieties of rice, 1,500 of wheat, 1,500 of bananas and mangoes, hundreds of types of dals, oilseeds, diverse millets, pseudo cereals,......


Illegal Roundup Ready Flex Bt Cotton and Carcinogen Round-up 

should be banned: Dr.Vandana Shiva




New Delhi, November 30, 2017: After addressing a meeting of the GEAC and DBT on strategies to curb the illegal contamination of Monsanto’s......


Environment activist Vandana Shiva on Thursday wrote to Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan seeking a criminal investigation against global seed giant Monsanto for genetic contamination of its herbicide tolerant Round-up Ready Flex Bt cotton.

"Over the two decades since Monsanto entered India, it has violated laws, deceived Indian farmers......


Celebrating Biodiversity is celebrating life, its abundance, its resilience. It is celebrating our membership in the Earth Community. Biodiversity weaves the web of life-from the forests to the oceans, from our farms, to our plates, and our gut. It provides alternatives to fossil carbon and the climate havoc it is causing. Through......


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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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