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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.

Organic Agri-preneurship: Leadership Organic Integrity Best Practices

The sessions will be conducted by renowned experts/leaders from organic sector. The training will help participant to identify key aspects critical to becoming a successful leader and to learn the continuous improvement and innovation in fostering organic growth.

Registration Cost: INR 7500 for 03 days (including lunch for 03 Days + 01 Networking Dinner)

Exclusive ICCOA Membership Discount @ 20% .

It is our pleasure to cordially invite your good self to attend and also depute 3-4 officials from your Company to avail this intensive and interactive workshop

Yours Sincerely,

Anu Rai

Deputy Manager

Paddy Field Festival – 2016

Program schedule

8.00 am – Cow Pooja

8.30 am – Welcome Note

9.00. Am – Shri Alankudi Perumal paddy Seed sowing Training and demonstration ( 250 gm seed per Acre)

10.30 Am – Sri Alankudi Perumal Paddy Transportation On Field Demonstration ( 50 cm X 50 cm Plant Gap 16000 plants per acre)

12.00 pm – Field visit ( 36+ No’s of Traditional Paddy Variety on field)

1.00 Pm – Lunch (traditional food)

2.00 Pm – Organic Farmers Group Discussion ( Traditional paddy Cultivation Knowledge Sharing.. PGS India Organic Certification data process knowledge backup to new Organic Farmers

4.00 pm – making Data For Growth Time meet @ November 2016

Workshop on Growing Organic Fruits in Pots

This workshop is intended for beginners who want to learn about growing fruits at home using organic techniques, even in limited spaces. As long as you are blessed with good sunlight, you can grow guavas, chikoos, mangoes, pomegranates, papayas, pineapples, custard apples and more to enjoy delicious and healthy (pesticide free) fruits with your family.
Well demonstrate soil and pot preparation, nutrient management, pest prevention, re-potting and transplanting, air layering and management by pruning.
Pre-registration is compulsory. Registration Fee Rs. 1,400 per participant
For more details about the session, see
To register online (make your payment via Debit card, Credit Card, Net Banking), use this link

Transition Strategies for Sustainable Community Systems

Dear Friends,

Greetings from the Executive Team of the forthcoming symposium on Transition Strategies for Sustainable Community Systems: Design & Systems Perspective during 19-20 January 2017. Let me take this opportunity to thank the Advisory Committee members for the continuous support and encouragement in the preparations for above Symposium.

You will be happy to know that we have already received a few papers and confirmations of paper submissions for the symposium from India and outside India. Each of the papers submitted shall go through a good review process and all selected papers for presentation will discussed by senior experts on the subjects and heard by all the participants including academics, practitioners, policy executives, researchers, members of civil society, students from multiple disciplines and the media at the symposium. You will also be happy to know that Springer Nature has already come forward to publish the findings of the symposium.

Hope, you are working on your papers to be able to submit on time as the last date for submission is 30th October, 2016. Please make sure that your scientific papers on any specific topic from the five symposium tracks should have the perspective of sustainable community systems. More details and updates can be accessed from the updated web link,

Warm regards,


Permaculture design course in Goa

This internationally recognized course is based on the Permaculture ethics and principles: (earth care, people care & fair share, developed in the 70’s by Bill Mollison & David Holmgren

The course will teach you how to use design to better enable you to turn your environment into a sustainable and regenerative system. You will learn to utilize strategies and choose which techniques to use, to create a world of abundance for you and those around you.

A Workshop on Healthy soils – Safe food – Livelihoods

Food is nutrition. Nutritious food gives strength – immunity and prevents diseases and deficiencies. Hence, nutritious food is safe and is a basic need.  As a consumer, everyone have the CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT to choose safe food.   But, today we have shifted to the industrial mode of agriculture involving unsafe agrochemicals and controversial Genetically Modified Crops and hence our food is unsafe. The poisonous agrochemicals are feeding our food crops. We are consuming these food crops and this is the route cause of ill health.

Dr. Claude Alvares, Director of Organic Farming Association of India (OFAI) is presiding this event.  Organic Farmers, concerned consumers, dieticians and food analysts, scientists, Department officials, Institutions involved in safe food campaigns, legal experts, artists and people representatives will take part in this event.   A committee will be formed during the event to take this forward.  Please do be part of this committee.