Rural Karnataka’s ‘native seed man' is G. Krishna Prasad. He has been consistently working at the rural level for the past two decades, propagating the idea of native seed saving and genetic conservation in hundreds of villages in Karnataka, in Southern India. He’s been leading a movement to conserve indigenous varieties of seeds. The establishment of Sahaja Samrudha was a step in this direction and the organisation networks with organic farmers, enables exchange of seeds, promotes knowledge and information and also has developed a connectivity network of consumers and producers for procurement and marketing of organic produce.
Besides being an activist Mr. Prasad is also active Free Lance Journalist and a very good photographer. He is known for his in-depth and lucid writings on rural agriculture issues. He has written hundreds of articles and few publications on the need to conserve traditional grains and seeds and on sustainable organic farming.
He has received ‘National Innovative award’ for establishing the organic farming movement ‘Sahaja Samrudha’ in Karnataka. He has received ‘Best Environmental Writer’, State award from Karnataka Government, Department of Information and Public Relations. 'Beeja' kannada publication written by G. Krishna Prasad and published by Kannada Pustaka Pradikara has been honored as the ‘Best Agricultural Journal’.