We met Vanaja at a seed meeting with Vandana in Inida and we became friends. She invited us to be leading a course on establishing community seed banks in Karnataka State and Tamil Nadu. She come to visit us in Byron Bay. Dr Vanaja RamprasadVanaja founded the GREEN Foundation in the 1980s in Bangalore to work with marginal and tribal farmers on conserving traditional dryland cereals and pulses. They have many projects and collaborations with other organisations and have attracted international attention to their work.
For more information on GREEN Foundation see http://www.greenconserve.com