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......


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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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