We have turned our backs to the Earth.  We have forgotten that she supports us, that she gives us food, she gives us water.  The Right to Food & Water are derived from the Rights of Mother Earth.  The more we neglect her and privatize her resources, the more people......


Navdanya’s Bhu Swaraj Campaign has joined hands with activists, scholars, and civil society groups to host a three-day Independent People’s Tribunal (IPT) on land acquisition, resource grab, and Operation Green Hunt.

Central India is home to most of the country’s Adivasis, India’s first people. It is also......


Navdanya's Bija Vidyapeeth held its Seed Sovereignty workshop on the biodiversity conservation farm outside Dehradun February 24–26. Quickly following Navdanya'sInternational Conference on Two Decades of the GMO-Free Movement in New Delhi, the programme zeroed in on seeds and biodiversity as the answer to the spreading devastation of industrial agriculture, GMOs, and......


Conference Room No. 1, India International Centre (Main)
Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi
February 23, 2010

Organized by
Navdanya / Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology

Jointly with
International Commission on the Future of Food, Region of......


Dinner for 8th December, 2009 at India International Centre

Navdanya and India International Center are celebrating Terra Madre Day, The Day of Mother Earth, with Subze-Bahaar, the Winter Vegetable Festival. This festival highlights the diversity, taste and nutritive value of our local winter vegetable basket. More than fifteen vegetables, including the......


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.......


Climate Yatra from Dehrdun to Leh

The Himalaya supports nearly half of humanity “Him” means snow “alaya” means mountain. The mountains of snow have also been called the third pole, since they are the third largest body of snow on our planet after the Antarctic and Artic.

Over the last year, Navdanya......


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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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