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  Upcoming Events
image 16th Peliti Seed Exchange Festival

MESOCHORI, PARANESTI, DRAMA, GREECE, 7 May 2016 — Join Navdanya and the Global Movement for Seed Freedom at the 16th Peliti Seed Festival in Greece from May 6th to May 8th 2016* [...]

image International Permaculture Day 2016



MORA, PORTUGAL, 8 May 2016 — Queridos Amigos, è com imenso prazer que vos convidamos para virem Celebrar as Leguminosas.

image Free exchange festival for old and traditional seeds, seedlings and saplings

ELIN PELIN, BULGARIA, 14-15 May 2016 — Free exchange festival for old and traditional seeds, seedlings and saplings. 

image 30 years of Navdanya and Anna Swaraj 2020

NEW DELHI, 21 May 2016 — Navdanya was established 30 years ago to defend our seed sovereignty and food sovereignty […]

image March against Monsanto

21 May 2016, Everywhere — Find a May 21 march near you   Register your March Against Monsanto event: email

image Seeds and Seedlings Exchange Day

ISTANBUL, TURKEY, 22 May 2016 — We use local seeds and we provided those seeds from people who make organical farming. After we procure those seeds, […]

image A-Z of Agroecology & Organic Food Systems

15 September – 15 October 2016, at Earth University, Navdanya Conservation Farm, Dehradun. India

  In Focus
image Media Release: Mobilisation for start of mass opposition against patent on tomatoes

Joint Opposition – Actions against EP 1515600 patent on tomatoes held by Syngenta. PRINT + POST by May 2nd !

image Seeds of drought

Native seeds and organic farming are the answer to drought and climate change, to farmers’ suicides and to the agrarian distress. They are also the answer to hunger and malnutrition.

image India: Bt cotton failure forces govt to promote native seeds

With bollworm developing resistance to Bt cotton crop, the government has decided to promote cultivation of indigenous varieties of the crop […]

image Monsanto vs Indian Farmers

Hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers being driven to suicide because of high costs of seed, and false promises is enough ground for the government to revoke Monsanto’s Bt cotton […]

image Navdanya Community Seed Banks

Navdanya has set up 120 community seed banks across India, to help farmers access fairly priced native seeds, breaking Monsanto’s […]

image Gandhi and Globalisation course gets people from all over the world to Dehradun

Over 40 participants from five continents have come to the Biodiversity conservatory farm at […]

image Seed swaraj (Seed Sovereignty)

When ordered to reduce Bt cotton seed prices by 74 per cent, Monsanto’s immediate response was to threaten to quit India, confirming that it cannot respect the law or farmers’ rights.

  In the News
image The beginning of the end for glyphosate?

The European Parliament just voted to re-authorise glyphosate, but with significant restrictions on its use.

image Burkina Faso seeks $84 million from Monsanto over GM cotton strain

By Mathieu Bonkoungou – Reuters, 4 April 2016

image Africa to lose heritage crops to multinationals ‘donating’ GM technology…

ACBio, 3 April 2016

image Nigerians Overwhelmingly Reject Monsanto’s Risky Gm Maize and Cotton

More than 100 groups representing over 5 million Nigerians are opposing Monsanto’s attempts to introduce GM cotton and maize into Nigeria’s […]

image Transition Network – New film: ‘8 days @ COP21′

We are delighted to present our new film, ‘8 days @ COP21′.  It captures those days last December […]

image Seedy Sunday 2016 – Brighton

Article and Photos by Elisa Mussio for Navdanya International, 26 February 2016 — On Sunday 7th February Brighton’s Corn Exchange hosted […]

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