The World Food Crisis, Agrarian Distress and the Question of Sustainable Agriculture in the Age of Changing Climates
South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy (SADED) has been born out of work undertaken cooperatively by Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, CSDS, and Lokayan in India, Kepa and Siemenpuu Foundation in Finland. However, the practical work of SADED is the outcome of an even wider collaborative and creative involvement by many individuals and organisations forming a network or web of efforts, which does not have one epicenter.
SADED encompasses democratic control of natural resources and looks upon it as integral to the deepening and expansion of democracy and to the survival of humankind.
The concept of ‘Ecological Democracy’ is central to the work undertaken in the SADED framework. All the dimensions of life, also of democracy witin them, are inter-linked and so focussing on any one leads to the others. Since the ecological crisis is a special one for our times, and yet is inadequately recognised, SADED envisages strengthening the idea of comprehensive democracy through ’Ecological Democracy’. The notion of Ecological Democracy incorporates a democratic relationship between human beings and nature as well as an equitable distribution of nature’s resources among human being within a nation and between nations.
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