Bonn, 21.9.2010

On the 16th of September over 200 participants traveled to Bonn from 15 countries in order to participate in the conference Inspiration for Living Change, jointly organized by IFOAM and COLABORA.

Eleven Alternative Nobel Prize laureates, Vandana Shiva (India), Percy and Louise Schmeiser (Canada), Ibrahim and Helmy Abouleish from SEKEM (Egypt), Frances Moore Lappé (USA), Taeko Ogiwara und & Ikuko Sasaki from the „Seikatsu Club Consumers Cooperative Union“ (Japan)..



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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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