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2018-04-30

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 propagating them. 

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.