New PDF release: Community Seed Banks: Origins, Evolution and Prospects

By Ronnie Vernooy,Pitambar Shrestha,Bhuwon Sthapit

Community seed banks first seemed in the direction of the top of the Eighties, demonstrated with the help of foreign and nationwide non-governmental enterprises. This booklet is the 1st to supply an international evaluate in their improvement and encompasses a wide selection of case studies. 


Countries that pioneered numerous varieties of group seed banks comprise Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Zimbabwe. within the North, a selected form of group seed financial institution emerged referred to as a seed-savers community. Such networks have been first validated in Australia, Canada, the united kingdom and the us sooner than spreading to different international locations. over the years, the quantity and variety of seed banks has grown. In Nepal, for instance, there are actually greater than a hundred self-described neighborhood seed banks whose services variety from natural conservation to advertisement seed creation. In Brazil, group seed banks function in numerous areas of the country. 


Surprisingly, regardless of 25 years of heritage and the quick development in quantity, organizational range and geographical insurance of group seed banks, reputation in their roles and contributions has remained scanty. The booklet experiences their heritage, evolution, studies, successes and screw ups (and purposes why), demanding situations and clients. It fills an important hole within the literature on agricultural biodiversity and conservation, and their contribution to meals sovereignty and security.

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