A 3 Day National Permaculture Convergence in Hyderabad, India – 5 to 7 Feb 2016

National Permaculture Convergence (5th – 7th February 2016) is an inclusive forum where practitioners in the rapidly growing fields of permaculture, eco-friendly agricultural practices and sustainability, will come together to connect and share experiences and best practices. The Convergence will include talks, presentations, discussions, small demonstrations and exhibitions that explore the theme “Towards Healthy Societies”. We welcome you to join us to learn, network, present and celebrate.

Anyone working towards or interested in ecological solutions in various fields including sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, environment, biodiversity, sustainable living, health and nutrition, are welcome to participate. This includes enthusiastic farmers & farmers’ organisations, academicians, researchers, policy makers, students, entrepreneurs and anyone who share the vision of creating ‘healthy societies’.

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a contraction of the two words ‘PERMAnent AgriCULTURE’. It stands for responsible and wise use of natural resources, in a way that will sustain life for the present as well as future generations. It is a philosophy and practice that enables people to design and establish productive systems to provide for their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs, in harmony with natural systems.

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Distinguished Speakers

 

Dr. Vandana Shiva – Keynote address
Permaculture in Indian Agriculture
Dr. Vandana Shiva is a philosopher, scientist, teacher, environmentalist, author, speaker and social activist. In 1991, Dr. Shiva founded Navdanya, a national movement to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seeds, and to oppose what she calls the colonization of life itself under the intellectual property and patent laws of the World Trade Organization agreement. Dr. Shiva’s contributions to gender issues are nationally and internationally recognized. Her book, “Staying Alive” dramatically shifted the perception of Third World women. Dr. Shiva combines the sharp intellectual enquiry with courageous activism. She is equally at ease working with peasants in rural India and teaching in universities worldwide

Narsanna Koppula
Permaculture Design
Narsanna Koppulais a permaculture pioneer in India. He was among the first Indians trained by Bill Mollison in the1980’s. He founded Aranya Agricultural Alternatives with his wife, Padma, in 1999. Through Aranya, he works with farmers in Telangana and Andra Pradesh teaching good natural resource management and spreading the message of permacultur
. He also teaches permaculture
design

Claude Alvarez
Environment; Education and Sustainability
Claude Alvares is Director of the Organic Farming Association of India, editor of “The Organic
arming Reader” and the “Organic Farming Sourcebook.” He was secretary of OFAI for six years. He was also instrumental in setting up the PGS Organic Council and PGS organic certification in the country.

 

 

Clea Chandmal 
Permaculture Principles & Ethics; Cropping Patterns – Plant Guilds, Companion Planting
Clea Chandmal studied biological sciences at University of Cambridge, UK. She did her PDC with B
ll Mollison, Geoff Lawton and Greg Knibbs in Melbourne in 2008. She currently consults and runs a farm in Goa, implementing good permaculture practices to dramatic effect. She recently gave a TED-x Talk entitled “Permaculture – From Farm to Forest.”

 

Deepika Kundaj 
Seed Conservation
Deepika Kundaji, or
anic gardener and seed saver, has been working since 1994, together with Bernard Declercq, on a land regeneration project called Pebble Garden in Auroville, TN. Working without external inputs – no soil or organic matter from outside, no hired labour and only with small donations from individuals, they have transformed 7 acres of severely eroded land into a vibrant forest, an orchard and seed conservation garden. Deepika conserves 90 traditional varieties of vegetables ideal for home gardens, gives workshops on seed conservation and is the author of “Reviving Vegetable Diversity: a Seed Savers Guide”

Dr. G.V. Ramanjaneyulu 
Dryland Farming
Dr. G.V. Ramanjaneyulu obtained his Ph.D. in Agricultural Extension from the Indian Agricultural Research Institution in New Delhi. He has been the Executive Director of the Centre for Sustainable Agriculture in Secunderabad since 2003. The Centre works with communities and with various partners, in the states of AP, Telangana, Maharashtra and Punjab and with the governments of A.P., Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Jharkand to help farmers establish ecologically and economically sustainable models of agriculture and organize themselves to improve their livelihoods and realize their rights.

 

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail 
Living Soil
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail is a soil biologist and ecologist. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology at The New College, Chennai. He is Director of the Ecoscience Research Foundation in Chennai. His work centers on techniques for recycling biodegradable waste into fertilizer using local varieties of earthworms, and on soil bioremediation. He is author of “The Earthworm Book”.

 

Dr. Suvarana Chandrappagari 
Forests, Bio-Diversity, & Climate Change
Dr. Suvarana Chandrappagari is an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer with experience working in natural resource management (NRM) and water sectors with Government of Andhra Pradesh, India. Her experience in common property resource policy and management and building irrigation infrastructure in impoverished and marginal lands of the disadvantaged sections of the rural communities and tribal communities helped in addressing the land and water based equity issues on a large scale. Similarly, she has experience in working with women Self Help Groups (SHGs), designing strategies with gender perspective in watershed management.

 

Dr. Vithal Rajan
Inauguration of Convergence
Vithal Rajan, Officer, Order of Canada, BA Hons (McGill), PhD (London School of Economics), F.I.N.S, is a Canadian national and OCI. He has worked as a mediator for the Church in Belfast in the 1970s; and later as a member of the founding faculty at the School of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK; as Chair of World Studies, International School of Geneva; as Director, WWF-International, Switzerland; as founding Executive Director, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, Sweden (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize); and as founding Councillor, World Future Council, London, Hamburg and Brussels. In India he served as Senior Faculty, Administrative Staff College of India, Board member of Environment Protection Training Research Institute [EPTRI] of GoI. He was founder-chair of Permaculture Association of India; Deccan Development Society [working for poor rural Dalits in Telangana]; Confederation of Voluntary Associations, Hyderabad [working for communal harmony]; SKS Micro-Finance; and ASP Dalit-Bahujan Cooperatives Federation. He is founder-trustee of AME [Agriculture Man Ecology] India Foundation.Bangalore; and Advisor to Yugantar, an NGO working with GoI on the PURA/RURBAN project in Warangal Dist, Telangana. He is Director, KCP Sugar & Industries Corp, Chennai; and Visionary Lighting & Energy Pvt Ltd.[VLE] Hyderabad [supplying solar-powered LEDs for poor households]. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for life-long service to humanity.

 

Topic

Speakers

Welcome Address Narsanna Koppula
Permaculture in Indian Agriculture Dr. Vandana Shiva – Keynote
address
Topic Speakers
Welcome Address Narsanna Koppula
Permaculture in Indian Agriculture Dr. Vandana Shiva – Keynote
address
InspiraDons Dr. ViEhal Rajan
Farming as if nature maEered – PracDcal Examples Claude Alvares – OFAI
Permaculture Principles & Ethics Clea Chandmal – Goa
Principles of Natural Farming & Perennial Orchards Naresh / Suresh Save – Kalpvruksh (Bhaskar Save)
Food Sovereignty First Sagari Ramdas – Food Sovereignty Alliance
Living Soil Dr. Sultan Ismail – Ecoscience Research FoundaDon
Forests, Biodiversity & Climate Change Dr. C. Suvarna (IFS), Dr. PurushoEam Reddy
Principles of Biodynamic Farming Anjali & Kabir – Mysore, TBA
Policy Framework for Dryland farmg Dr. Ramanjaneyulu – CSA , KS Gopal – CEC
Women & Indian Agriculture Kavitha Kuruganthi and others
Bio-char and Soil Environment Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy
Permaculture Kitchen Gardening and Food Forest Rosie & Peter – Goa
Permaculture Network in India – MeeDng & Discussion Narsanna Koppula
Permaculture Design Narsanna Koppula, Rico Zook
Water HarvesDng – Green & Blue water MV Ramchandrudu – WASSAN, Narendra Palla – BAIF
Food, NutriDon & Soil Laxmi Nadendla – Hyderabad, Sangeeta Khanna – Delhi
Permaculture in Wetlands Ardhendu ChaEerjee – DRCS, Kolkata
One acre Permaculture Farm Design (Dryland) ParvaD Bai (Farmer) & Raya Cole
Soil RegeneraDon Methods Dr. Sultan Ismail
Water Management (irrigated lands) Dr. Yella Reddy, Dr. Praveen Rao
Lake regeneraDon Priya Ramasubban – Bangalore, TBA
Dry land farming pracDces and viability Narsanna Koppula, TBA
Seed ConservaDon Deepika Kundaji – Auroville
Reclaiming soils – the Forest Floor Way Clea Chandmal – Goa
Permaculture in Community Women farmers with facilitator
Changing Trends in Indian Agriculture Umendra DuE & Gurpreet Singh
PlanDng Strategy – Guilds and Companinion Clea Chandmal – Goa, TBA
Pathways to change – Q-A and conclusion Dr. Sultan Ismail, Narsanna & other speakers who are available on 7th Feb
Urban Perma (Community mobilisaDon around waste management) Vani Murthy – Bangalore & team
NaDve & UnculDvated Foods Sangeeta Khanna – Delhi
Permaculture Network in India Narsanna Koppula
The CoEon Story Uzramma
Urban Permaculture (ComposDng & Urban Kitchen Gardening) Vani Murthy – Bangalore & Rakesh Rootsman -UK
The CoEon Story (conDnues) Uzramma
Dr. ViEhal Rajan
Farming as if nature maEered – PracDcal Examples Claude Alvares – OFAI
Permaculture Principles & Ethics Clea Chandmal – Goa
Principles of Natural Farming & Perennial Orchards Naresh / Suresh Save – Kalpvruksh (Bhaskar Save)
Food Sovereignty First Sagari Ramdas – Food Sovereignty Alliance
Living Soil Dr. Sultan Ismail – Ecoscience Research FoundaDon
Forests, Biodiversity & Climate Change Dr. C. Suvarna (IFS), Dr. PurushoEam Reddy
Principles of Biodynamic Farming Anjali & Kabir – Mysore, TBA
Policy Framework for Dryland farmg Dr. Ramanjaneyulu – CSA , KS Gopal – CEC
Women & Indian Agriculture Kavitha Kuruganthi and others
Bio-char and Soil Environment Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy
Permaculture Kitchen Gardening and Food Forest Rosie & Peter – Goa
Permaculture Network in India – MeeDng & Discussion Narsanna Koppula
Permaculture Design Narsanna Koppula, Rico Zook
Water HarvesDng – Green & Blue water MV Ramchandrudu – WASSAN, Narendra Palla – BAIF
Food, NutriDon & Soil Laxmi Nadendla – Hyderabad, Sangeeta Khanna – Delhi
Permaculture in Wetlands Ardhendu ChaEerjee – DRCS, Kolkata
One acre Permaculture Farm Design (Dryland) ParvaD Bai (Farmer) & Raya Cole
Soil RegeneraDon Methods Dr. Sultan Ismail
Water Management (irrigated lands) Dr. Yella Reddy, Dr. Praveen Rao
Lake regeneraDon Priya Ramasubban – Bangalore, TBA
Dry land farming pracDces and viability Narsanna Koppula, TBA
Seed ConservaDon Deepika Kundaji – Auroville
Reclaiming soils – the Forest Floor Way Clea Chandmal – Goa
Permaculture in Community Women farmers with facilitator
Changing Trends in Indian Agriculture Umendra DuE & Gurpreet Singh
PlanDng Strategy – Guilds and Companinion Clea Chandmal – Goa, TBA
Pathways to change – Q-A and conclusion Dr. Sultan Ismail, Narsanna & other speakers who are available on 7th Feb
Urban Perma (Community mobilisaDon around waste management) Vani Murthy – Bangalore & team
NaDve & UnculDvated Foods Sangeeta Khanna – Delhi
Permaculture Network in India Narsanna Koppula
The CoEon Story Uzramma
Urban Permaculture (ComposDng & Urban Kitchen Gardening) Vani Murthy – Bangalore & Rakesh Rootsman -UK
The CoEon Story (conDnues) Uzramma

 

REGISTRATION

Register Online in link below

http://www.npcindia2016.org/register.php

 

CALLING FOR VOLUNTEERS!

We need your help to make the Convergence happen!

If you have a passion for permaculture and a willingness to help, either before or during the Convergence, please complete this form and we’ll contact you with volunteer opportunities. Convergence fees can be waived for specific volunteers.

 http://www.npcindia2016.org/volunteer.php

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