Alliance for Sustainable and Holistic Agriculture (ASHA) initiated a seed conservation movement in many states of India

Sahaja Samrudha has been coordinating the Seed activities with like-minded partners in most of these states. Seed being critical input in farming has become the most controversial topic in the recent years due to various reasons – increasing price, monopoly and control by private companies, unavailability of good quality seeds, also leading to loss of biodiversity. And with emerging technologies like modern biotechnology in farming, seed breeding is moving increasingly away from farmers’ fields.

So a seed conservation programme was initiated in Punjab, Bihar, Orissa and Karnataka, which is in process successfully. Now the programme would be spread to other regions of the country. As part of our quest for conservation of agro-biodiversity at the community level, Sahaja Samrudha has been able to build networks that have created peoples’ movement for safeguarding agro-biodiversity. In this regard we would like you to join in the network and promote the seed activities.

We are looking ASHA member groups and partner Organizations who would like to extend to you a cordial invitation to be part of this endeavor and support community-based management of agricultural biodiversity that would ensure protection of Seed diversity and heritage and farmer rights.

We hope we will be able to count on your valuable participation in this movement.

For more information, contact: Mr. Krishna Prasad Email: