Workshops on Community Seed Banks
September 22nd, 2017, FAO-HQ, Rome.

The meeting was organised in the framework of the EU H2020 Project Diversifood
in collaboration with the ITPGRFA and Bioversity International.

Workshop Agenda and Presentations

Welcome and introduction: René Castro Salazar, ADG/CB Mario Marino (ITPGRFA)
Véronique Chable (Diversifood/INRA) - Presentation on Diversifood (download pdf)

Riccardo Bocci (Diversifood/RSR): The role of the Community Seed Banks (CSB) in innovative Seed Systems (download pdf)

Ronnie Vernooy (Bioversity International): Community seed banks around the world: achievements and challenges (download pdf)

Mario Marino/Rodica Leahu (ITPGRFA):The importance of conservation and sustainable use of PGRFA: the International Treaty (download pdf)

Beate Koller (Diversifood/Arche Noah): CSB in Europe: impressions from CSB initiatives (download pdf)

Beate Koller (Diversifood/Arche Noah): Results from the Diversifood survey (download pdf)

Community seed bank case studies
Moderators: Regine Andersen, Diversifood/Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Gea Galluzzi, Diversifood/Rete Semi Rurali

Ximena Cadima (PROINPA, Bolivia) (download pdf)

Yiching Song (Center for Chinese Agricultural Policies, China) (download pdf)

Andrew Mushita (Community Technology Development Trust, Harare, Zimbabw) (download pdf)

Sergio Romeo Alonzo (ASOCUCH, Guatemala) (download pdf)

Regassa Feyissa (EOSA, Ethiopia) (download pdf)

Maria Carrascosa (RAS, Spain) (download pdf)

Pierre Riviere (Reseau Semences Paysannes, France) (download pdf)

Catrina Fenton (Garden Organic, UK) (download pdf)


Regine Andersen (Diversifood/Fridtjof Nansen Institute): Analysing strengths, weak-nesses, opportunities and threats of CSBs (SWOT)- Results from a preparatory workshop in Rome, 21. September 2017(download pdf)

Conclusions and next steps
Mario Marino, Riccardo Bocci, Ronnie Vernooy