Seeds and Peasant autonomy

Title : Seeds and Peasant autonomy

Year : 2013

Language : English (available also in French and Spanish)

Summary :

Peasants cannot make their vital contribution to preserving and renewing biodiversity if their rights to re-sow, preserve, protect, exchange and sell their seeds are not recognized and respected. They must also have free access to the genetic resources of the plants they grow. The seeds produced on the farm and the informal exchange of those seeds lie at the heart of their contribution. Unfortunately, this time-honored practice has now been banned in many countries due to increasingly restrictive international rules.

Edition : chapter 5 of Alternatives and Resistance to Policies that Generate Hunger

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