International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Auch eine Frage des Überlebens: Saatgut über die Katastrophe retten

Vorausdenken in der Krise: FAO-Mitarbeiter verteilen Saatgut für die kommende Ernte an 500 Haushalte im Südsudan. © FAO / Mayak Akuot


After disasters, emergency interventions mainly focus on saving lives and providing water, food and shelter. Protecting and rebuilding local seed reserves is often overlooked, even though traditional seeds are crucial for food and nutrition security. The good news is that emergency interventions and seed system protection can be combined, as exemplified through this FAO-International Treaty project. The project is supported by the German government through the International Treaty’s Special Fund for Agreed Purposes.


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