Author: African Centre for Biodiversity
Topics: biodiversity; farmers’ rights; farmers’ seed systems; resilience

Farmers’ seed constitutes the majority of seed used and exchanged. Crops produced from this seed contribute substantially to food and nutrition security for billions of people. However, these seeds receive scant recognition, and there is limited support for their reproduction, adaptation and use by farmers, for farmers.

A combination of neglect, commercial market interventions, environmental shocks, changing consumption patterns related to urbanisation, and many other factors, has resulted in loss of biodiversity and crop variety.

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