1st Week - Living Farms, Biodiversity & Agroecology Faculty - DR Vandana Shiva, Dr Av Singh, Narsanna Koppula, DR Vir Singh and Navdanya Team #LivingFarms Dr Vandana Shiva- sessions: Two Paradigms of Food, Two Systems of Agriculture Two Paradigms of Seed & Biodiversity : Industrial Vs Ecological Biodiversity Based productivity; Solution to Hunger and poverty : Doubling nutrition & farm Incomes Soil Not Oil : Biodiverse organic solution to climate change Dr Av Singh - Sessions - Food & farming by numbers & farming with systems of mind Agronomy with an ecological twist and Plant Nutrition & organic Biostimulants DR Vir Singh - Sessions - Ecological philosophy & Agroecology: the earths Green Mantle: Photosynthesis and living energy Narsanna Koppola - sessions - Permaculture Design Navdanya Team - Sessions - Biodiversity of crops & insects: Managing pests through harmony & balance Not all insects are pests: pollinators & other friendly insects Making your own natural pest control agents with biodiversity 2nd Week - Living Seeds, Biodiversity & Participatory plant breeding Faculty - DR Vandana Shiva Chris & Marilyn, Dr Salvatore Ceccarelli & Navdanya Team #LivingSeeds , #NoPatentsonSeeds, #SeedFreedom Dr Vandana Shiva - Sessions - IPR, Patents on seeds, GMOs old & new: a false promise Dr Salvatore Ceccarelli - Sessions - Importance of seeds, Produce your own seed & participatory breeding and from participatory to evolutionary breeding Navdanya Team - Seed Saving, Seed conversation, Seed treatment and Seed sowing practical session 3rd Week - Living Soil, Ecological Renewal of Soil Health Faculty - Dr Sultan Ismail, Chris & Marilyn, Hari Raj & Navdanya Team' #LivingSoil Dr Sultan Ismail - sessions - The Living Soil Chris & Marilyn - Sessions - The Soil Food web and Biodiversity in Soil Diverse ways of improving soil fertility as a laboratory session Navdanya Team - Sessions - Diverse ways of improving soil fertility with Soil compost , liquid compost, ecological weed management and Green manure. Garbage epmzine & Vermi wash. Navdanya's study on chemical Vs organic farming, and experience in climate reliance through biodiversity.
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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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