Local seeds for local needs

Female farmers of Khulna exchange varieties at fair
Dipankar Roy
Seeds of local varieties – preserved by families for generations – have been the most adaptive way of cultivation for the distinct climatic conditions of the country’s coastal areas.
In what is considered a yearly tradition, female farmers exchange the seeds at the “seed fair”, organised every year by the local farmers’ organisation and non-government development organisation LoCos at Gangarampur Union Parishad ground in Khulna’s Batiaghata upazila.
In the last edition, local women

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