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Local varieties often cope better with drought and other stresses, and outperform modern varieties when grown under ecological conditions. First traditional varieties are collected by visiting seed savers in their homes, or while attending seed festivals and farmer training events. Then, seed savers and seed producers select the varieties they like most. These are thenContinue reading “Collecting traditional varieties”
Discover the stories of three nigerien farmers that have (re)introducted some NUS into their fields.
Discover the stories of three indian farmers that have (re)introducted some NUS into their fields.
Discover the stories of two chadian farmers that have (re)introducted some NUS into their fields.
Discover the stories of three tanzanian farmers that have (re)introducted some NUS into their fields.
It is in Pala that the CROPS4HD team in Chad demonstrated our project as an initiative to show case the importance of peasant seeds in food security and biodiversity preservation. This was done through a two-day fair, on the 20 and 21 December 2022, with the theme “Seed systems, biodiversity and resilience of rural households in Chad to the multiple socio-climatic crises”.
A new publication co-published by Geneva Academy, South Center and CROPS4HD/SWISSAID has just been released. It looks at the implementation of the right to seeds in Africa from a perspective of peasant’s rights declaration (UNDROP).
In September 2022, Bhittibhumi carried out a participatory Variety Selection (PVS) exercise in Orissa with the support and guidance of FiBL. The exercise involved farmers as key stakeholders to seek and determine the most preferred lines of green gram and sesame for further advancement. Discussions with the farmers (both genders) showed differences and some similarities in trait preferences and varietal choices.
In Niger, CROPS4HD actors participated to the National Forum for Women’s and Youth’s Empowerment taking place in Dosso in October 2022. It was the 6th edition with the specific theme “Entrepreneurship in Niger: promoting areas of growth”. CROPS4HD, have had the opportunity to present the Participatory Market Chain Approach.