主讲人: Mathana Aphaimool (Pui) นส. มัทนา อภัยมูล (ปุ้ย)
活动: ECHO Asia "Improving Lives" Agriculture & Community Development Conference (2017-10-04)
These days, many outstanding and special characteristics of local seeds, such as pest and disease resistance, have slowly become extinct, but people are not aware of it. Increasingly, farmers are buying their seeds from vendors instead of saving their own seeds. To help overcome this crisis, a change in seed systems must begin with organic seed production. In 2008, Green Net initiated an organic seed production program with various learning activities and networking in northern Thailand. Since then, Green Net has organized knowledge collection and review, study visits, technical training, experiments, and networking facilitation. There is now an Organic Seed Network with around 10 organizational members. This plenary session will share about how Green Net Organic Center Chiang Mai was founded in 2011 by the Earth Net Foundation and Green Net Cooperative. The focus of this talk will be to share how the Center collects, tests, and produces organically grown open-pollination local vegetable seeds.