Two women rice farmers discuss their best seed saving practices

    | February 28, 2011

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    Preserving seeds to plant the following season is a key activity for farmers. Farmers have invented many methods to ensure that stored grain does not go mouldy or become infested with pests. Different crops are stored in different ways. Some, like maize, are hung in the kitchen smoke; others are treated with ashes and stored in a large granary. In our script of the week, two women farmers from Bangladesh discuss how they store rice. In this script, we learn how useful a candle can be for storing seeds safely!