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Agroecology, which restores ecosystem functioning by maintaining soil health, is an effective strategy to achieve food security in the areas of the world where it is most needed.

Currently agricultural policy is increasingly expected to face the combined challenge of producing sufficient food for a......


Dr Vandana Shiva speaks with over 600 children of Vidharba about the harmful poisons in......


Dr Vandana Shiva spends her second day Vidharba, Maharashtra. She speaks to us from a......


In 1992, when the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was agreed upon, the threats to survival were seen to be a century away. Now they pose a clear and present danger. The destruction of Syria is a sad example of an ecosystem and civilisational collapse. We are......


Dr Vandana Shiva travels through the cotton country of Vidharba, Maharashtra to free our cotton......


इतिहास में पहली बार मानव प्रजाति का भविष्य अनिश्चितता के दौर से गुजर रहा है। मानव समाज ने  धरती को अब तक बहुत घायल कर दिया है। यही स्थिति बनी रही तो इस सृष्टि से मानव प्रजाति और उसकी संस्कृति निश्चित ही विलुप्त हो जाएगी। पिछले 200 वर्षों से......


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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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