Local seed sourcing and packaging in Nepal

May 2015

Farming families affected by the Nepal earthquakes urgently need agricultural inputs – such as seeds and grain storage bags – to harvest their standing wheat crop, prepare rice beds and plant kitchen vegetable gardens.

FAO visited the women engaged in the seed packing process. The women first sort to ensure that only seeds of the best physical quality attributes get to the next stage of the process. The women then take charge of packaging one variety of seed. After, the composite seed packing is sealed and finally bagged into the jute sack.

Author: FAO/Nepal

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