Navdanya is a movement for Earth Democracy based on the philosophy of 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam' (The Earth as one Family). We protect India's biodiversity based food heritage through Bija Swaraj, Ann Swaraj, Bhu Swaraj and Gyan Swaraj.

Through 'Bija Swaraj' we have created 122 Community Seed Banks in 18 states of India and Bhutan. We distributed the seeds of hope to the farmers after disasters like Odisha Super Cyclone, Tsunami, Floods in Uttarakhand, Phailin in Odisha and Nepal earthquake disaster.

Through 'Anna Swaraj' we help farmers and consumers through awareness of benefits of local, fresh organic nutritious food and training and harm to the health from Chemicals which are destroying biodiversity, trapping farmers into the debt and suicides and spreading diseases epidemics in society. Our new campaign on Food Smart Cities connects the City to the country side through healthy and safe food.

Through 'Bhu Swaraj' we are committed to protecting the living Soil - our mother Earth, our identity, the basis of our lives and our livelihoods. We keep our soil healthy and fertile through organic and agroecological practices. We are also committed to keeping our mother earth free from hazardous agrichemicals that not only pollute but also destroy the soil food web, the very basis of soil health.

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Through 'Gyan Swaraj' we promote knowledge democracy, knowledge sovereignty and scientific research on biodiversity, agro-ecology and climate change highlighting the contribution of diverse species to our agriculture production and food security.

We have challenged the biopiracy of our traditional knowledge and indigenous biodiversity and won the cases related to Neem, Basmati and Wheat. We have n ongoing campaign challenging the biopiracy of climate resistant crops which our farmers have bred for tolerance to drought, flood and salinity .

To spread ecological awareness and to learn how to live in harmony with nature Navdanya s created 'Navdanya Javik Ashram' Navdanya Biodiversity Farm where people come and attend courses and training program t the learning center Bija Vidyapeeth / Earth University:

We also facilitate Earth Journeys and eco-tours to connect urban and rural communities for promotion of ecological healthy living and growing and eating organic food through creating livelihood opportunities for the small and marginal farmers.

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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