• Another common bean seed bank established in Uganda

    Another common bean seed bank established in Uganda

    September 6th, 2015 | News, Uganda

    The Rubaya seed bank located in Kabale district of South Western Uganda was handed over by the contractor to Kagyera Bataka Farmers Group on the 3rd September 2015.  This makes now a total of three community seed banks so far established in Uganda where the other two are located in the cental and western parts. […]

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  • A maize Community seed bank opens in Qingheng village of Zhaojue, Sichuan, China

    A maize Community seed bank opens in Qingheng village of Zhaojue, Sichuan, China

    September 16th, 2013 | Asia and the Pacific, China

     In order to conserve the maize local landraces better and increase farmer’s access to the seeds, a community seed bank was established in Qingheng village in Zhaojue, Sichuan, China. Ten landraces of maize are being conserved in this seed bank and will distribute freely the seeds that famers are interested in; for planting. Those who […]

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  • Community genebanking gotten tougher with Climate change, should we close our eyes?

    Community genebanking gotten tougher with Climate change, should we close our eyes?

    May 20th, 2013 | News, Uganda

    Kiziba community genebank in Kabwohe, Uganda, started in 2010 when farmers realized that it was the only way to have a diverse Common Bean seed source in the area and solve the seed insecurity problem that was becoming long lasting. With technical support from Bioversity International and the National Agricultural Research Organization as well as […]

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  • Community Genebanking Takes Shape in Uganda

    Community Genebanking Takes Shape in Uganda

    June 4th, 2012 | News, Uganda

    To enable the community access bean diversity, the ‘Conservation and use of crop genetic diversity to control pests and diseases in support of sustainable agriculture project’ constructed Kabwohe community gene bank where seed is to be kept for the community. The land was provided by the local Government of the area and this seed bank […]

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