Green shoots. Community seedbanking in South Africa: endeavours and outcomes 2016-2019

This brief summarizes the progress made in establishing and supporting a national network of community seedbanks in South Africa in the period 2016-2019. Three community seedbanks are up and running. Some exchanges of seeds and knowledge have taken place within the country and with neighboring Zimbabwe. Recurring drought is a major challenge to maintain collections viable, but plans are made to bring more diversity to the community seedbanks.
Brief

Published on

2019

Author(s)

  • Vernooy, R.
  • Matelele, L.A.
  • Sema, R.P.
  • Mokoena, M.L.
  • Maluleke, N.L.
  • Tjikana, T.
  • Phora, G.
  • Dibiloane, A.

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Publisher

Bioversity International; Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Pretoria, South Africa.

Citation

Vernooy, R.; Matelele, L.A.; Sema, R.P.; Mokoena, M.L.; Maluleke, N.L.; Tjikana, T.; Phora, G.; Dibiloane, A. (2019) Green shoots. Community seedbanking in South Africa: endeavours and outcomes 2016-2019. Rome (Italy): Bioversity International; Pretoria (South Africa): Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 8 p. ISBN: 978-92-9255-130-8