The fourth edition of Kisan Swaraj Sammelan to be held in Ahmedabad from November 2 to 4 will have seed savers from over 15 states displaying the rich agro-diversity wealth of India. It will also have farmers and other organisations showing over 4000 varieties of crops apart from forest foods. A khadi and spinning workshop and a kitchen gardening workshops are also in the offing at the sammelan which is being held at Gujarat Vidyapith.
Kapil Shah of Jatan that works to promote organic farming and is one of the host organisations said that the sammelan is aimed at giving people a confidence in farming. “We want policy-makers, farmers, common people and everyone else to see that sustainable farming is a viable operation and that it is the answer to our unhealthy, weather prone conditions.”
He said that over 1000 delegates from 20 states will be taking part in the biennial event as part of the 150th year of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth celebrations.