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    Reviving Traditional Seeds in Himachal

    To support farmer’s livelihood in the changing climatic conditions, Gene Campaign has started a community seed bank at Bhawarna in Palampur district of Himachal Pradesh to provide easy access to traditional seed varieties.

Focus Areas

Sustainable and climate resilient agriculture

To enable farmers to adapt to climate change and build resilience into agriculture and food production.

Improving Household Food and Nutrition

Establishing homestead gardens to provide green vegetables year round to add dietary diversity and improve household nutrition by

Reviving underutilized foods

Reviving wild, semi domesticated and underutilized foods to enhance the food basket and make available additional nutrition to the family

Collection, Characterization and Conservation of Agrobiodiversity

Collection, characterization and conservation of the genetic diversity of crop plants, especially rice, to increase seed choices and stabilize agriculture

Community-led Seed Production

Village communities are being trained to produce quality seed of crops of local importance, to ensure timely supply of quality seed

Income Generation Activities

SHGs and Farmer Clubs are provided training to produce value added products from locally available bioresources