Resilient seeds for the future of food

Resilient seeds for the future of food

A new report from the Global Alliance for the Future of Food focuses on including farmers in policymaking conversations about preserving seed biodiversity.

As announced in a Food Tank blog post, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food has released a report, titled 'Seeds of Resilience: A Compendium of Perspectives on Agricultural Biodiversity from Around the World'. Led by the alliance's Agroecological Transitions Working Group, the publication focuses on the role seeds and seed diversity can play in sustainable agriculture, food security, and nutrition.

Agricultural biodiversity experts Emile Frison, a member of the International Panel of Experts of Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and former Director General of Bioversity International, and Toby Hodgkin from Bioversity International author the opportunities section of the report, which outlines the value of seed diversity, discusses challenges to preservation, and proposes action steps. The report also includes a series of commentaries from experts around the globe about community-based seed systems, the role of women and indigenous farmers, and farmer involvement in policymaking.

Download the full compendium: The Future of Food: Seeds of Resilience

Take a look at the 10 key messages of the compendium