Over the past decade, through new property rights and new technologies, corporations have hijacked the diversity of life on earth, and people's indigenous innovation.
Intellectual property rights regimes globalised through the TRIPs agreement of WTO and have been expanded to cover life forms thus creating monopoly control over biodiversity. The......


Knowledge sovereignty is based on the recognition of diverse knowledge systems to be respected , recognised , and honoured. The knowledge of our grandmothers and farmers is knowledge that comes from centuries of experience and practice.The knowledge of indigenous cultures comes from centuries of experimentation and relationship with......


Water crisis looms countrywide

Water has become the most commercial products of the century. This may sound bizarre, but true. In fact, what water is to the 21st century, oil was to the 20th century. The stress on the multiple water resources is a result of a multitude of......


Bhu Swaraj

Land is the most important element of agriculture and food production. As the availability of land is limited by nature and by political boundaries, land use has to be equitable and sustainable. The Indian Government, capitulating to pressures by World Bank, W.T.O. and multinational corporations, is abandoning land......


Food sovereignty (Anna Swaraj) is the right and freedom to grow diverse and nutritious food and the right to have access to save healthy adequate and affordable food. Food sovereignty grows from household, to the community, the regional and the national level.

The biodiverse organic farming that Navdanya promotes strengthens both food sovereignty......


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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