Nayakrishi Andolon


About Nayakrishi Andolon

CULTIVATING ANANDA, PLANTING THE SEED OF JOY

The biodiversity-based ecological agricultural movement of the farmers of Bangladesh

"We believe..." : the Nayakrishi principle

We believe that the possibility for a joyful living is never exhausted. Ecological agriculture can show the simple path to enjoy our lives.

In bangla the word for joy is ‘ananda’: it is a beautiful and nuanced word and carries distinctly very deep and spiritual meaning in local vernacular over and above its Sanskrit origin. The word 'ananda'  highlights the ecstasy of living in harmony with the 'present' ('বর্তমান').  Major saints of Bengals were critical of both so-called 'spiritual' or 'materialist' understanding of the world, a binary they tried to critically avoid. Their claim, that dr (Read More)