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Community Seed Banks academy

Community seed banks have been founded since the early 1980th in many parts of the world.

 

CSB Academy Website

WHAT ARE COMMUNITY SSED BANKS?

CSB Etiopia

CSB Etiopia

Community seed banks have been founded since the early 1980th in many parts of the world. CSB in Europe are mostly based on seed savers, ´gardeners and farmers´ networks. They maintain and develop agricultural bio-diversity, enhance access to seeds and plants adapted to local conditions, provide training and sensibilisation activities and thereby contribute to sustainable agriculture and food sovereignty.>

 

The CSB- Academy project

Behind the CSB-Academy project stands a group of farmers networks and seed savers associations. The CSB-Academy project aims at strengthening CSBs in Europe in order to overcome multiple social, technical and policy barriers that they face. This shall be achieved by supporting needs-based training programs developed in a broad participatory process and a platform to network and exchange to Community Seed Banks in Europe and beyond.

For more Information visit https://academy.communityseedbanks.org/

In the framework of CSBs Academy project, the European Coordination Let’s Liberate Diversity! conducted a survey. We invited people and organizations to participate in a survey on “Training needs of persons that are managing seed collections” (for example seed archives, seed libraries, maisons de semences, case delle sementi, farmers seed networks) in European Community Seed Banks (CSB)..