Seed Revolution Campaign
In Guatemala, a very small number of giant corporations have been aggressively promoting fast-maturing hybrid seeds. Hybrid seeds are extremely vulnerable because their genetic pool is small and poor, confined to high-production genetic traits. Traditional native seeds naturally have a wide gene pool, which makes them more robust and resilient to disease and varying climactic conditions.
Small farmers in Guatemala are especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change because of their low income, their reliance on agriculture and their geographic location.
The goal of the campaign is to reach $10,000 in order to:
1) promote and give out native seeds
2) offer workshops to farmers on seed conservation and
3) build a community seed bank where farmers can receive and exchange native seeds
The Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura – IMAP (Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute) is a Mayan-run, Mayan owned non-profit organization in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala, that has spent the last 12 years empowering Indigenous farmers to combat poverty and malnutrition through permaculture education and by offering training to small farmers on ways to produce and conserve traditional native seeds.
Any contribution will help! Thanks in advance.
Contribute here: http://igg.me/at/seedguardians/x/2338811