Community Seed Banks in Nepal: 2nd National Workshop Proceedings
Authors: Bal Krishna Joshi, Pitambar Shrestha, Devendra Gauchan, Ronnie Vernooy
This publication is an output of the ''2nd National Workshop on Community Seed Banks in Nepal'' which took place in Kathmandu, Nepal from 3 to 5 May 2018. The workshop was jointly organized by LI-BIRD, National Agricultural Genetic Resources Center (National Genebank) and Bioversity International with the financial support of New Field Foundation, The Development Fund, Norway, UNEP/GEF supported Local Crop Project and SDC supported Seed Project. The workshop brought together 63 participants representing diverse stakeholders including farmers, community seed banks and cooperative members, government agencies, international research organizations, non-government organizations and private seed entrepreneurs. The main objectives of the workshop was to create a common platform for all key actors working in this field to exchange experiences and lessons learned, and to document and disseminate them to a wider audience. A second important objective was to discuss and design a collective action plan for further development of CSBs (as a strong community-based and farmer focused institution) and to move towards sustainability of CSBs in the country.