Vandana Shiva, Navdanya and Social Transformation
Keywords:Navdanya, Green revolution, Environment, Globalization, Capitalist, Farmerâ€™s suicide.
Women have always been in the forefront defending mother earth whenever there has been an ecological struggle. Starting with the participation in the Chipko movement Dr. Vandana Shiva, an Indian scholar and an environmental activist has dedicated her life to “the seed”. She gave up her role as a nuclear physicist and became an environmental activist trying to repair the damages Green Revolution had cost. Her research has brought a social transformation bringing into light the non- sustainability of chemical industrial agriculture and the unproductivity of chemical monocultures. Therefore she started Navdanya, an Indian- based non-governmental organization whose main purpose is to support local farmers, rescue and conserve crops and plants that are being pushed to extinction and make them available through direct marketing. This courageous step of hers has transformed the lives of thousands of farmers.
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