Women farmers host an organic bazaar

Dr Shiva at the Navdanya's 'Women of India Exhibition'

Dr Shiva at the ‘Women of India Exhibition’

To highlight the often-ignored role that women play in agriculture, an exhibition conducted in collaboration with Navdanya and the Ministry of Women and Child Development has brought to Delhi Haat, INA, ‘The Women of India Exhibition 2015’ .

The exhibition showcases aromas, flavours and vibrant colours brought together by women farmers, weavers, artisans and SHG members from all over India.

The 12-day festival, which began on Friday, will provide visitors with a chance to shop for fairly traded organic spices, grains and handicrafts. The organisers say that all items are handpicked and processed by women. The festival also highlights the Mahila Anna Swaraj movement initiative of Navdanya, and has brought to the city forgotten foods, namkeens, papads and pickles all created especially for this exhibition.

The event also has Fibres of Freedom stalls selling organic cotton and textile giving Delhiites a chance to buy organic fair traded cotton and woollen clothes such as kurtas, saris, and printed cloth that have been adorned with ethnic designs and colours.

All throughout the festival the Navdanya Cafe, will have a special organic menu and will also sell other traditional food items.

The 12-day festival, which began on Friday, will provide visitors with a chance to shop for fairly traded organic spices, grains and handicrafts

via The Hindu –thehindu.com