Citizens in the village of Kathulumbi in Kenya are building a seed bank to help strengthen biodiversity and access to uncontaminated seed varieties. Traditional staples like cassava and millet have been largely replaced by more cheaply available genetically modified varieties of maize. By preserving traditional seed varieties, the villagers want to make seeds affordable, sustainable and more nutritious than their genetically modified counterparts. Read more here.
Posted on October 28, 2010 by idasa