Training Material

How to develop and manage your own community seed bank: Farmers’ handbook (updated version). Establishing a community seed bank: Booklet 1 of 3

This handbook is a companion to Vernooy, R., Sthapit, B. and Bessette, G. (2020). Community seed banks: concept and practice. Facilitator handbook (updated version). Bioversity International, Rome, Italy (
The three booklets making up this handbook were written and designed for rural producers who are interested in establishing, supporting, and managing a community seed bank. Each booklet focuses on a theme presented by the members of a community seed bank in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Booklet 2 is available at:; Booklet 3 is available at: .
The booklets are available also in Spanish and French. Spanish version: ; French version: Translation and adaptation to the local language is encouraged. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the booklets or give feedback or suggestions for improvement, please contact [email protected]