Seeds for Needs Initiative in Ethiopia

 

Diversity in durum wheat landraces to tackle drought

A set of factsheets about our Seeds for Needs Initiative in Ethiopia.

Bioversity International’s ‘Seeds for Needs’ initiative works with farmers to research how agricultural biodiversity can help minimize the risks associated with climate change. The concept is simple – if farmers have better information and access to a wide range of varieties, they are more able to choose what best suits their conditions and cope with unpredictable weather.

Seeds for Needs is trying to encourage this by exposing farmers to more crop varieties and increase their first-hand knowledge about different traits and options available and  strengthening their seed systems and seed-saving capacity so that they always have access to planting material that fits their changing needs.

See the text: Biodiversity International

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.