This week’s Farmer story highlights seed banks for indigenous grains in Zimbabwe. Our Scripts of the week also feature seed banks.
In the year 2000, Farm Radio distributed a series of four related scripts on seed banks. They cover many things that farmers need to know to start and maintain a successful seed bank.
The first script explains why a seed bank is useful, and especially how it can protect rare and local varieties of crops. The second talks about how to begin setting up a seed bank. The third discusses some methods for collecting seeds for the seed bank, and the fourth provides methods for storing seeds in the seed bank.
You can find the scripts at the following four links: