The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) hosts a series of lectures about the local seed bank
UAWC’s local seed bank team hosted a number of lectures and
workshops for students of eight schools in the West Bank about the importance
of local seeds, and the local seed bank that UAWC established in 2003. Present at
the events were over 400 students.
These workshop series aim at raising the level of awareness
about the importance of local seeds, as they are central to achieving people’s food
sovereignty. These workshops form part of an education program aiming to increase
awareness towards Palestinian local seeds, and the importance of protecting and
It is important to note that UAWC’s Hebron seed bank has
propagated and improved thirty-seven types of vegetables and local crops. This
preserves the original seeds in the bank according to standards of protection,
and towards protecting them from loss and achieving farmers’ food sovereignty.