Successful Seed Fair held at SFHC Centre

In July, the seed fair at SFHC gathered farmers from many village areas to showcase their different seed varieties and discuss agricultural practices and methods. Farmers presented their assortment of indigenous, local, and hybrid seeds and shared their expertise about their seeds. Many discussed their understanding of cultural and traditional practices associated with certain seeds, along with the history of seeds within their village. Within group discussion, individual farmers elaborated on their observations with scarce seed varieties including mambamba, yam, watermelon, and bean varieties, and emphasized the need for farmers to cooperate and unite in their vision for the future. During the recession, selling seeds has become more difficult, so many agreed that farmers must preserve and share scarce varieties. Many expressed their desire for more farmers to work as a collective forming groups to set better prices and provide better quality products.

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