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PROPOSAL 2012-2013

Our Mission

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.

PROPOSAL from NAVDANYA TRUST 2012- 2013


SEEDS OF HOPE

Navdanya's core program is protection of Seeds and Glossary Link Biodiversity.

GARDENS OF HOPE

 

India is facing two very serious emergencies related to food and agriculture. One is the agrarian crisis, epitomized with the tragedy of 250,000 farmers suicides, and the second is the hunger and malnutrition crisis which has led to the wasting and stunting of nearly half of India's children. The Gardens of Hope program addresses both crisis’s, by showing how more nutrition can be produced at lower cost by indigenous Glossary Link organic farming thereby reducing debt, which is at the root of suicides. This program also reverses malnutrition by encouraging rural farmers especially women to grow food for personal needs in addition to cash crops. Above all , Gardens of Hope  allows the most vulnerable  victims of the crisis, the women and children ,to become part of the solution.

 

REJUVENATION of Coastal MANGROVES in ORISSA

 

Marginal farmers in Orissa who have lost their livelihood due to destruction of mangroves shall be able to farm and fish with rejuvenation of the coastline with native mangroves.

  S.No.

Activity

Cost (in $)

I

SEEDS OF HOPE

 

 

Maintenance of Seed Bank set up in Vidharbha in 2011 &

and establishment of new seed Banks in New Delhi Regions

 

10,000

 

 

 

II

GARDENS OF HOPE in schools & KITCHEN gardens

 

 

Nutrition gardens and School Gardens

Continuation of Compost Units in Orissa

Training workshops and awareness raising

10,000

6,000

4,000

III

REJUVENATION of MANGROVES in ORISSA

 

 

Reseeding and planting mangroves in the Bay of Bengal

10,000

 

Total

$40,000

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