The 10th Albert Howard Memorial Lecture
October 2, 2009
The Right to Food, The Gift to Food

Navdanya and India International Centre invite you to their Annual Albert Howard Lecture, to be held on the 2nd of October, 2009 at the Auditorium, Indian International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. This year's theme "The Right to Food, The Gift of Food", will be addressed by a panel of lecturers, coming from diverse faiths :

Mr. Mohd Idris
Founder Consumer Association of Penang and Third World Networkncessao
The Ismalic Perspective

His Grace Most Rev Vincent Concessao
Archbishop  of Delhi
The Christian Perspective

Mr. Jatinder Bajaj
Author of the Book 'Annam Bahu Kurvita"
The Hindu Perspective

Ms. Vasavi Kiro
Activist from Jharkhand
Alternative Development Forum
The Tribal Perspective

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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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