Community seed banks: operation and scientific management

In this Technical Bulletin authors have provided the importance of community seed distribution system for small and marginal farmers and elaborated the guidelines to establish community seed banks (CSBs). Scientific management of CSBs using simple methods of seed cleaning, grading, maintenance of seed purity, processing seeds for storage, seed quality and health testing and various methods of assessing seed germination have been provided. Along with the management of CSBs a case study of establishing fifteen CSBs at three blocks of district Udaipur has been enumerated along with the technical details and general information about each CSB.

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