November 24th to December 4, 2011*

*Gandhi and Globalisation*

*Resource Persons  – Mr. Satish Kumar, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Ms. Madhusuri Prakash, Aruna Roy, Venerable Samdhong Rinpoche**

The course on Gandhi and Globalization will address the multiple crisis that globalization has unleashed......


India International Center, New Delhi

1st October, 2011


Let us all return to the soil

That lays the corners of its garments

And waits for us.

Life rears itself from her breast,

Flowers bloom from her smiles

Her call is the sweetest music;

Her lap stretches from......

As a commemoration to Gandhi’s birthday,Navdanya in partnership with the India International Centreorganized Bhoomi, The Earth Festival, a day long celebration of the Seed and Land, Nature and Culture, Arts and Music. AfterNavdanya Director Maya Goburdhun’s opening remarks, the festival was inaugurated with the lighting of the auspicious diya by four eminent personalities: Kapila......

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......

As Navdanya and India International 
Centre celebrate Bhoomi the Annapurna, whose Food Basket is ever bountiful and diverse, we have curated a dinner around Roots and Shoots. This dinner aims to reconnect us to the myriad sources of food and expand our culinary awareness beyond the limited offerings of......

Strategic workshop on Mainstreaming Organic' was successfully organised by Navdanya at its Biodiversity conservation farm at village Ramgarh on Old Shimla Road. A policy draft was evolved by the team of Scientists and representatives of the community movements in this 2 day workshop. Following people participated in the workshop:



3rd: Press Conference at Indian Women Press Corps introducing the Bhoomi Festival 
Speakers: Vandana Shiva, Maya Goburdhun, Meera Dewan

7th - 8th: Voices of Bhoomi: hearing in Jharkand

Bhoomi Annapurna begins: Panna Festival of indigenous cooling drinks

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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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