Navdanya is a women-centered network of seed keepers and organic producers in India. Created in 1987 by scientist and environmentalist Vandana Shiva to ensure the protection of both biological and cultural diversity, the organization endeavors to create awareness of the dangers of genetic engineering, to safeguard indigenous knowledge from biopiracy, and to guarantee food rights in the face of economic globalization and climate change. Spread across 16 states in India, Navdanya has been instrumental in the creation of 54 community seed banks and the largest direct-marketing, fair trade organic network in the country. Over the past two decades, Navdanya has trained more than 500,000 farmers in seed sovereignty, food sovereignty, and sustainable agriculture.

Navdanya was created by scientist and environmentalist Vandana Shiva to protect biological and ...

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