Community Seed Banks

“Community level seed-saving initiatives have been around for about 30 years. They have been designed and implemented to conserve, restore, revitalize, strengthen and improve local seed systems, especially, but not solely, focused on local varieties… This book aims to fill a gap in the scientific literature about community seed banks. Despite 30 years of existence and growth, no book has been published that reviews their history, evolution, experiences, successes, challenges and prospects. We believe this book is unique in bringing together a rich compilation of 35 diverse case studies from around the world and an in-depth comparative analysis of the key aspects of the operations and viability of community seed banks.” (p.2)