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How Do We Preserve the Vanishing Foods of the Earth? lithub.com/how-do-we-pres…
Let me count the ways...
Community seed banks
Protection of indigenous knowledge
Farmers Rights farmersrights.org
National, regional & international genebanks
Ratification and implementation of the @planttreaty
Protection of pollinators
Promotion of diversity in agricultural landscapes and diets
Inventorying protected areas for crop wild relatives and tailoring management to their needs @CropWildRelativ
Sharing #genebank data on @GenesysPGR
Supporting Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) fao.org/giahs/en/
Trying unusual and rare crops
Saving rare and endangered breeds of #livestock en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_r…
Support you local #seedsavers
Geographic indications can be useful wipo.int/geo_indication…
Visit a farmer, learn about their lives
Learn to cook
Get into slow food @SlowFoodHQ
Learn about plant breeding
If you can, grow some unusual veggies
Support your local small seed company
And #seed companies, support local, regional and international crop diversity conservation efforts: @ATSIndex is watching
Follow the research. We help with that at the Agricultural Bioversity Weblog’s Brainfood, every Monday morning agro.biodiver.se/?s=Brainfood+&…
Even @GlobalSeedVault plays a role, as ultimate backup of the ultimate raw materials of our food 🥘
But don’t just take my word for it, a lot of this is in the @FAO 2nd Global Plan of Action fao.org/agriculture/cr…. There’s a new one coming up...
Collect data on crop diversity as part of agricultural censuses
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