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Chennai Seed festival

The festival will showcase Seed and food crops diversity across India. It will be and open platform for exchange of diversity and knowledge. You will also get a chance to interact directly with farmers who will be selling their produce and different other value added products during the festival.

Skill Share Workshop on System of Crop / Root Intensification

ASHA is joining hands with Chetna Organic, Living Farms, Save our Rice Campaign, PRAN and WASSAN to organise a Skillshare course in Visakhapatnam on May 19th and 20th 2017.

Natural Farming Summit 1/0

The Natural Farming Summit 1.0 will address key themes related to enhancing farm yields, improving nutritive value of crops, increasing farmer earnings and preserving local biodiversity.

Desi Cotton Mela

OFSG meeting

Organic Farmers Study Group (OFSG) meeting on Mar 25/26 2017 at Khalad, Near Pune. Dilip Kulkarni will discuss in depth an eco-friendly, stress-free lifestyle design.

Seed Savers Meet

We invite all Seed Savers/Farmer Breeders/Custodian Farmers and other Conservators to be part of the forum…

Due to limited funds we can only bear simple lodging & boarding facilities at the venue; travel expenses to Vishakapatnam and back will have to borne by the participants themselves.

Since there is exactly a month left for the program. I would request all to please book their tickets at the earliest.

Bhoomi Gardening Workshop

Gardening workshop is regular workshop, but out of the 4day, 1day will be a residential program.

Do you want to be equipped with the knowledge to grow your own herbs and vegetables?
Do you think gaining experience by doing it on your own will help?

Then this is the workshop for you.

Bhoomi Farmer’s Market

5th Nagpur Beejotsav

Welcome to Nagpur Seed Festival 2017
Come with friends and family to the Exhibition cum Sale of Seed Diversity, Farm produce, Delicious Organic Food, Organic Clothing, Books and many more for sustainable lifestyle.
Interact with Seed Savers & Farmers, Khadi Producers, Enjoy Song & Music, Discussions & much more..
Go Organic….

Organic Mela and Career Fair

Switch ON will be brining in its 10th Year Anniversary Celebration with this event, and look forward to showcase opportunities for rural youth and farmers to benefit from – Solar Pumps, Organic agriculture, government promoted skilling programs . We have been working passionately towards environment sustainability and social equity and we look forward to showcase the impact of our activities at the fair

Community Seed Fair 2017 at Malkangiri & Kandhamal Odisha

North East Seed Biodiversity Festival 2017

Development Research Communication and Services Centre, Kolkata, Centre for Research on Rainfed Farming System & Dryland Agriculture, Tripura and Promass, Agartala in collaboration with Tripura Biodiversity Board invite you to participate in the North East Seed Biodiversity Festival cum Workshop

Malnad Mela

The theme this year is traditional seeds and cuisine, and transformation/healing. While our endeavour calls for a celebration, we are also aware of the many depressing issues in these times. We are more invested than ever to find new and creative pathways to keep forging ahead with peace and deep strength.

3rd National Biodiversity Congress 2017

National Biodiversity Congress (NBC) is one of the important biodiversity mega events of India conducted as a biennial event. The third NBC 2017 to be held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India from 22nd to 26th February 2017 is governed by a national advisory committee comprising of experts in the field of biodiversity conservation. The congress includes an array of programmes including Conference, Exhibition, Capacity building workshops and Childrens Biodiversity Congress.
The focal theme of NBC 2017 is Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. Presentations and discussions will focus on a variety of key issues related with Biodiversity conservation, sustainable utilization and benefit sharing. All delegates who wish to present their work are invited to submit an abstract for consideration in the conference under the subthemes based on the general guidelines.

Jaivam-International Seminar on Emerging Trends in Organic Farming & Sustainable Agriculture

Jaivam, the international seminar attempts to bring together the vast scholarship on emerging trends in organic farming and the traditional wealth of knowledge in the area. Sustainable agriculture which lies at the heart of organic farming forms an equally important theme of the conference

Gram Dhara Chitra Utsav

We are happy to invite you all for India’s first “Land Art Festival” which will be in Paradsinga village which is on the border of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in Chhindawara District.

Agro-ecology and Permaculture Convergence

Experienced practitioners attending the Convergence, include: Narsanna, Clea Chandmal, Preeti Patil, Vasantbhai Futane, Debal Deb, Ananya Mehta, Rosie Harding, and Peter Fernandes. Ardhendu Chatterjee is also expected to join; and perhaps, Naresh Save and Raju Titus.
To Register, please fill this online registration form by Nov 18: SsmYa3D3 (Bank Account details & directions to Vanvadi are provided on the registration form)

National Conference on The Role of Vrikshayurveda and Traditional Practices in Organic Agriculture

Organic Rice Seed Production Workshop

Food Sovereignty, Nutritional and Agrarian Crisis

Since the onset of globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation in 1991, traditional agricultural practices and the native/ collective wisdom of peasants and farmers are under continuous attack and their symbiotic relationship with land, water bodies, seeds, commons and other natural resources have been severed and uprooted across the World. Food sovereignty is eroded and the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems are dismantled systemically and structurally by corporatisation of agriculture and mega industrialisation, pushing excessive usage of ecologically harmful inputs, thus making productive resources futile and lifeless

Gujarat Against GM Mustard

Gujarat Against GM Mustard protests & meeting from October 2nd 2016 onwards

Festival of the Earth

Celebrate food and the growers of food
Interact with farmers, craftspersons and eco-pioneers
Enjoy local, Earth friendly food, music and folk dances

Scientific Conference on GMO Crops

The scientific conference “Taking Stock – 20 Years of GM Crops – 40 Years of ‘Genetic Engineering'”, which will take place in Mexico City on December 1-2, 2016. The conference precedes the 8th Meeting of the Parties (MOP8) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, due to take place in Cancun, Mexico, from December 4-17, 2016.

The conference in Mexico City is organised by:
Unin de Cientficos Comprometidos con la Sociedad (UCCS)
Unin de Cientficos Comprometidos con la Sociedad y la Naturaleza de Amrica Latina (UCCSNAL)
Third World Network (TWN)
European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER)

Access To Seeds: Building Capacities, Discussing Policies

Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), Indian Society for Agro Ecology (ISAE) and the Third World Network (TWN) jointly announcing a five-day capacity building programme on “Access to Seeds: Building Capacities, Discussing Policies” during period October 2428, 2016 at ISID Campus New Delhi. The programme will update the participants on the laws and policies in the seed sector. It will help them to place these laws and policies in a political economy context. It is designed to give participants a feel of and familiarity with real time issues that confront the seed industry both in the formal and the informal sector. It will provide space to analyse some of the live case studies together with the practitioners and those having real time experience in this field. It will also focus on the next steps on the issue of intellectual property (IP) in seed industry.

Biodynamic Agriculture Training Course

Biodynamic Agriculture Training Course (5 days) Course fees (inclusive of simple boarding and lodging for one person)

Corporate Rs. 15,000
Individual / NGOs Rs. 12,000
Overseas participants USD300

Note: If from a society or NGO, please attach a letter with the letterhead of the institution.
Members of the BDAI (with corporate or society membership) can avail the discount for only oneparticipant.
Individual members of the BDAI can avail the discount only after completion of one year of membership.
Only a limited number of seats are available and preference will be given on a first-come, first-servebasis.
Please send the filled-in form (as given below) for registration and the course fee by demand draft infavour of Biodynamic Association of India (BDAI) payable at Bangalore, or by direct transfer.
For transferring the course fee, send it to Vijaya Bank, branch: Indiranagar, Bangalore,A/c No. 130101010011429, IFSC: VIJB0001301. Please inform the Secretary / BDAI, about the transfer ofthe money or about couriering the DD.
For cancellations, 75% of the fees paid can be refunded, if the BDAI secretariat receives information atleast 10 days before the course starts. After that no refund will be given.
Participants are advised to come to the course venue, ICHOR, Perumalmalai near Kodaikanal, on Friday,September 23rd 2016.
Only applications accompanied with the bank Demand Draft or NEFT payment details will be accepted.
Non-participating spouse or husband and children and pets cannot be accommodated.
Course fees include basic accommodation and boarding in and around ICHOR.