Content Increasingly, seeds are the domain of professional breeders, agribusiness and policy makers. They decide what makes for a good variety and they develop legislation that excludes other varieties. Despite this,family farmer organisations and social movements in Paraíba,Brazil, have managed to strengthen decentralised farmerdriven seed selection and distribution systems and public seed policies. They may well be opening the way for another seed regime in the country, with its own access and benefit sharing mechanisms.
Author Emanoel Dias da Silva, Gabriel Fernandes, Luciano Silveira, Paulo Petersen
Contributor ILEIA Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture
Year Published 2016
Type of Initiative Article