The community seed bank in Chefe Donsa, a village two hours’ drive east of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, collects and preserves the seeds of local crops to ensure farmers have a steady supply of seeds to sow each year.
The Home Garden project’s interventions have been highly successful in improving the nutritional status of families from poor and disadvantaged groups. Home gardens are also reducing economic vulnerability through income generated by sale of surplus products and reduced expenditure for vegetables, fruits and meat. This video highlights the overall achievements from the three phases of […]
Crop Wild relatives are essential components of natural and agricultural ecosystems and hence are indispensable for maintaining ecosystem health. Their conservation and sustainable use is very important for improving agricultural production, increasing food security, and maintaining a healthy environment.
Video about traditional crop genetic diversity for food security.
Integrating Traditional Crop Genetic Diversity into Technology: Using a Biodiversity Portfolio Approach to Buffer against Unpredictable Environmental Change in the Nepal Himalayas is a project funded by the Global Environment Fund (GEF)
Based on approaches promoted by Dr. Melaku Worede who is internationally renowned for his pioneering work in plant genetic research and his role in restoring Ethiopia’s food security. Dr Worede and his staff collected and safely stored a considerable amount of Ethiopia’s seeds and plant materials and in the process established one of the world’s best genetic conservation systems!