An initiative of Dr Donald Van Cooten in partnership with World Relief Australia

Food security is dependent on access to crop varieties suited to the local environment

Many communities do not have sufficient cashflow to purchase seeds developed by for-profit seed companies. In addition, seed companies produce hybrids which have to be purchased year after year by farmers.

Credit programs for seed and agricultural inputs also become a burden for farmers when crops fail or the price of their harvest is not sufficient to repay the loan and interest. 

The Seeds for Life Exchange is committed to:

  • Training local communities to identify locally adapted varieties
  • Training local groups to save and distribute their unique varieties
  • Building links between groups that are identifying and conserving seeds adapted to the local climate and farmers
  • Establishing social enterprises to support the evaluation, production & distribution of locally adapted seeds and planting material

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