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Bring awareness to the environmental crisis facing India, and its economic and social  impact on rural and farming communities

Promote and support solutions to rural hunger and poverty in India via sustainable organic farming and biodiversity conservation and to protect and preserve indigenous knowledge.

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Term Definition

• Perennial and sustainable • Sometimes called ‘landraces’ of ‘germplam’ terms which don’t acknowledge farmers have made towards their evolution through selection. • Have also derogatoriy been called ‘primitive cultivars’ in contrast to ‘elite cultivars’ evolved by scientists . • Farmers varieties are also referred to as indigenous seeds, native seeds, organic seeds, heirloom seeds and heritage seeds, jawari, nate, desi, etc.

Aliases (separate with |): FARMERS’ VARIETY
Free trade

Free trade is a system of trade policy that allows traders to act and or transact without interference from the government. Free trade can cause small governments to lose the power to make their own environmental and social laws. This means that transnational corporations could gain even more power.

Aliases (separate with |): Free trade

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