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China’s Farmer Seed Network

18 Mar 2015

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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