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We honor Sri Sunder Lal Bahuguna on his birth anniversary.

His message must be listened to before it's too late.

We want to be able to really dedicate ourselves to......


Navdanya organises Pulse Festival at Earth University in Dehradun and at Navdanya Organic Café in Dilli Haat, New Delhi.

To celebrate the International Year of Pulses Navdanya starts the campaign ‘Pulse of Life’ with celebrations which will be held both at the farm in Doon Valley and at the Organic Café......


Mahatma Gandhi’s spinning wheel and Gandhi’s ghani (the indigenous cold press oil mill) are both symbols of swadeshi as economic freedom and economic democracy.

Gandhi inspired everyone in India to start spinning their own cloth in order to break free from the imperial control over the textile industry, which......


Dr Vandana Shiva speaking to us from Gandhi's Ghani in Wardha . This ghani (traditional oil extraction unit) was started by Mahatma Gandhi......


This ‘new’ mustard in our kitchen could soon be harmful to us. Mustard oil is an everyday consumption item for lakhs of families across India. Almost all our curries are incomplete without a seasoning of mustard and mustard products find their way into our food in various ways. Don’t we......


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......


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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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