Sangita Sharma

Sangita Sharma

Sangita Sharma is a self-contained organic farmer and a seed guardian based in Bangalore. Her trust Annadana Soil and Seed Savers conserves 150 varieties of organic open pollinated seeds. “From Soil to Seed” workshops are conducted regularly. Contact sangita@annadana.com for details

Did you know: the estimated diversity of beans varieties is 2,000; that of tomatoes are 6,000; while that of rice is a staggering 20,000? Sadly, we have access to only a few commercially grown vegetables – so uniform, pesticide-laced, waxed with chemicals and deceptively attractive. The loss of biological diversity, particularly in the "gene-rich" countries of the Third World, undermines the very essence of sustainable agriculture, as it destroys choices for the future and robs people of a key resource base for survival.