We need to put nutrition and seeds at the center of security against climate change. Nutrition per acre should be the new norm as against yield per acre. Women play a key role in conserving such local seed varieties that have strong properties of climate resilience, and thereby providing solutions. In this context there needs to be more interaction and efficient dialogue between NPS and Parties and Parties need to recognize these solutions that are already being implemented on the ground thereby raising ambitions.

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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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