This participatory research initiative was started by world-renowned physicist, feminist, author and environmentalist, Vandana Shiva, PhD. “Navdanya” means “nine seeds,” which represent India’s collective source of food security. Navdanya’s mission is to protect and conserve plant biodiversity, create awareness of the dangers of genetic engineering, protect indigenous knowledge and culture and support local farmers. The program has its own seed bank and organic farm in northern India and has conserved more than 5,000 crop varieties.


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