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A glimpse into farmers' seed and traditional cultural activities. Report of the Second Annual Meeting of Farmers’ Seed Network (China). 11-13 January 2015

Song Xin, Li Guanqi


The second annual meeting of China’s “National Farmers’ In-Site Breeding and Seed-Sharing Network” was held on January 11-13 2015, in Guangxi. It brought together farmers from several provinces, leading crop scientists, policy makers and China’s Soybean Industry Association. About 60 participants joined a field visit to two communities to discuss the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and traditional farming cultures, learn about Participatory Plant Breeding and community supported agriculture, and exchange seeds. The meeting was supported by the Third World Network and IIED’s SIFOR project which is funded by the European Union.

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