CULTIVATING ‘ANANDA’: JOY OF FARMING AND HEALTHY LIVING
Nayakrishi Andolon (New Agriculture Movement) is the farmer-led movement in Bangladesh for Shohoj way to Ananda, or simply, joyful living through the practice of biodiversity-based ecological agriculture. Nayakrishi Andolon represents peasant’s resistance against the corporate takeover of global seed, food, and health chain, an assertion that it is the farming communities of small holdings, not the multinational corporations, that feed us.
The immediate ecological management of food, nutrition, and health directly constitute the biological foundation of the local communities and dictates them to avoid various fictitious notions of 'development' instead of what they must deal with as real problem. Farmers combine the traditional and historical wisdom of their local life practices with the advance in empirical science to solving their problems (Read More)
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)