About

We are a part of a global resurgence movement in Agriculture

Biodynamic Association of India promotes farming that produces safe and healthy food for our families in synergy with Nature’s connectedness with the Cosmos and coordinates the Biodynamic Agriculture movement in India.

Organisation

The Biodynamic Association of India was formally registered as a Society under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960 (RC: 559/1000-2000) in 1999 and our registered office is at Bangalore.

Membership is open to anyone interested in growing and/or farming using biodynamic methods. It can be an individual, institution (Commercial/Non-commercial) and Associate members (by invitation).

We follow a structured process, you can get more information about eligibility criteria and annual fees by downloading our information booklet and membership form.

Our primary objective is to promote and coordinate the Biodynamic Agriculture movement in India.

We promote the practices and philosophy of the Biodynamic Method of Agriculture that foster initiatives and mutual interactions among Farmers, Consumers and Service Providers.

Our Mission Statement challenges us to achieve all that we aspire for in our Vision.

We promote the practices and philosophy of the Biodynamic Method of Agriculture that foster initiatives and mutual interactions among Farmers, Consumers and Service Providers.

Managing Committee

Mr. Jayachandran Krishnareddy

President

Mr. Babu P

Vice-President

Mrs. Arifa Rafee

Treasurer

Fr. Clement Joseph

Secretary

Members

Mr.Samuel Mohan

MC Member

Mr. Jaison Jerome

MC Member

Mr. Mahesh Melwin

MC Member

Mr. Anebajagane P

MC Member

Mr. Narayana Updadhyay

MC Member

Mrs. Karen Shetty

MC Member

Affiliations and Partnerships

The Association will soon become a full member of the Demeter International, from the present guest status. It will have an independent Demeter Certification Office (DCO) to be the Indian certifying agency for the Demeter certification for Biodynamic produce grown and processed in India.

More information on the Certification page.

The Association has a country partnership with the Agriculture Section of the General Anthroposophy Society. Based at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland it the offshoot of the Agriculture Circle that was formed to experiment with the Biodynamic Method of Farming and Gardening since 1924. It is a central agency that facilitates all the biodynamic associations of various countries by its annual conference, publications, research studies, working groups for nutrition, biodynamic preparations and fruit production. BDAI is a member of the Circle of Representatives of biodynamic agriculture, currently made up of 65 members from 16 countries. Their aim is to take initiative in the place where they live, to promote biodynamic agriculture in connection with anthroposophy.

Visit the website of the Agriculture Section, Goetheanum

The association is a member of and had partnered with the Organic Farming Association of India for the Organic World Congress 2017 that was held in the Delhi NCR in November 2017. The OFAI and the BDAI share many common objectives and a shared vision for organic and sustainable farming in India. 

Visit the website of the OFAI.