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 Photos by: Elena Gogou, Fabian Pacheco Rodriguez, Charlie Mgee, The Hummingbird Project

A Global Capacity Building Workshops every year is being held at the Navdanya Biodiversity Conservation farm for citizens’ organizations and movements on seed saving, seed exchange and participatory breeding and the links between Seed Sovereignty and Food Sovereignty,and issues of Intellectual Property Rights, Patents, Seed Monopolies and Farmers Rights at Dehradun with eminent scientists and environmentalists like Professor Salvatore Ceccarelli, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Sandor Katz, AV Singh, Javier Carrera, Fabian Pacheco, Marilyn Kennedy, Chris Kennedy, Dr. Mira Shiva, Dr. Anna Powar. The global capacity building workshop (A-Z on Agroecology) will conclude with the annual Earth Festival (Bhoomi) organized by Navdanya in New Delhi on 01/10/2014.

Seed Thoughts from Navdanya:


+ An Indian farm inspiring the World, by Charlie Mgee:

+ Glimpse from A to Z of Agroecology and Organic Food Systems:

+ Καλλιεργώντας τον Παράδεισο – μέρος Α’, από Αστικός Αγρός Χαλανδρίου 8Cultivating Paradise – Part A, by Urban fields Chalandriou) [Greek]:

Students talk about the A-Z of Agroecology Course at Navdanya from Becket Films on Vimeo.

In September 2014, filming for our documentary, The Seeds of Vandana Shiva, we spent a few weeks with Dr. Shiva in Northern India. She was on her farm, Navdanya, for the annual A-Z of Agroecology course which takes place from September 1 to September 31 each year. One day we checked in with several of the participants, who share their thoughts about the A-Z course in this clip. For more about our film, go to’

A-Z Agroecology & Organic Food Systems from Becket Films on Vimeo.

This video is about the A-Z of Agroecology and Organic Food Systems that is held for the whole month of September at Vandana Shiva’s Bija Vidyapeeth, Earth University, at Navdanya each year. We were there in September 2014, filming for our documentary about Vandana Shiva’s life story, The Seeds of Vandana Shiva. We are beginning to organise and edit our footage. You can learn more about our project at

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Latin America and India farmers knowledge exchange at Navdanya:

The Hummingbird Project:

Elena Gogou:

Mattia Sacco Botto:

Javier Carrera:

Charlie Mgee – Formidable Vegetable Sound System:

Tess James:

Video: A to Z faculty and inspiration Av Singh on his Seed Freedom thoughts for this month of Action through October 20!:

Seed Freedom Action:

+ Bhoomi 2014 photo album:
+ NOGMO Banana Campaign Launch photo album:
+ NOGMO Banana Campaign VIDEO:

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