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  project name ~ Seed conservation

category ~ Rural Development and Environment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Seed conservation

  NGO

 

DRCSC

  Category

 

Rural Development and Environment

  District

 

South and North 24 Parganas, Howrah and Jalpaiguri

  State

 

West Bengal

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 273000

 

  Year Approved

 

2009

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Sriram Sunnam
Phani Mylavarapu
Somnath Mukherji
Rajasekhar Jammalamadaka

 

Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge
College Park
College Park

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

Mono-culture of wheat/rice results in loosing traditional varieties which reduces bio-diversity. Mono-culture induces dependence on few varieties which increases risk if these varieties come under attack from environmental factors or pests

The project promotes seed conservations across 4 locations by constructing seed storage center, documenting different varieties, and having kitchen gardens. This would also supplement nutrition among the families. Crop diversity festival at the end of year will help promote the benefits further.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

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  Goals

 

 

DRCSC is promoting bio-diversified farming system a) Collect seeds for wide range of species primarily for edible vegetable and leguminous crops. Some are non-commercial varieties. b) Setup Seed Center o Shared among the farmers group. o Seed after cultivation with 20% extra amount to be returned to the Seed Center c) Setup kitchen garden o Women traditionally good at this task and men often go to cities for work. o Will form a varietal demonstration trial field and encourage other farmers

 
 

  


 
 
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