Good seeds can help farmers get better harvest, achieve higher food security and crop diversity. At the same time trading with seeds gives a lot of power to large seed companies.
Vice Versa delved into the world of seeds and made this special edition forcused on the question: how do small-scale farmers from Africa and Asia come upon good quality seeds, and what problems do they face in the process.
This special edition of the Vice Versa magazine consults with policymakers, development workers, farmers and private companies looking for answers of questions like:
- How can farmers gain access to good seeds and contribute to biodiversity?
- What are the roles of the different actors?
- How can farmers’ knowledge be valued and farmers become involved in seed production?
- What is the role of government and what is the position of the private sector?