Nepal: Challenging the Food Deficit with Local Seeds

seeding-the-futureThis article discusses Nepal’s fight to find where local varieties of food exist, where it can be promoted and shared with other farmers, and how it can become a viable solution to Nepal’s food shortages and challenge the global agricultural pressure to plant “potent newer strains”.  Until the government realizes the need for local varieties to be used perhaps in conjunction with modern seeds (if not instead of), seed banks are helping to protect Nepal’s biodiversity.

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