Founding Year: 1991



Navdanya (1991; India;

Navdanya is a “movement for Earth Democracy based on the philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam'” (The Earth as one Family).” They work to “protect India’s biodiversity based food heritage through Bija Swaraj, Ann Swaraj, Bhu Swaraj and Gyan Swaraj.” They have “created 122 Community Seed Banks in 18 states of India and Bhutan”. They also “help farmers and consumers through awareness of benefits of local, fresh organic nutritious food and training and harm to the health from Chemicals which are destroying biodiversity, trapping farmers into the debt and suicides and spreading diseases epidemics in society.”


Leadership: Vandana Shiva (Founder)

Navdanya contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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