The youth of these two organizations is working to help farmers use their rights. They are creating awareness about it by holding seminars and talks.
On Friday Vijay Jardhari from Uttrakhand, who is working for seed sovereignty will give a talk from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Makers Adda, Hazaripahad, behind Sandipani school.
Jardhari, who is a supporter of Chipko Aandolan and who has conserved more than 500 verities of seeds, will explain how seed sovereignty which is aimed at protecting farmer’s rights to save, breed, and exchange seeds, to have access to diverse open-source seeds which can be saved – and which are not patented, or genetically modified, owned or controlled by emerging seed giants.
It will basically be an interactive session. Participants will also deliberate on subjects and how the Chipko movement is still relevant to prevent tree felling and save forests, water, and soil. The seminar will also have talks on how tourism is taking away water belonging to farmers