Diverseeds Documentary Film on DVD out NOWThis documentary film – made by IDC – shows the importance of agricultural biodiversity for food and agriculture, with astonishing pictures from Europe and Asia. Get more information here… 

 

Here you can watch sample video clips from the Diverseeds Documentary Film. To get the whole documentaryorder the DVD here.

  Pro Specie Rara
A big success for seed diversity. In Switzerland, an NGO managed to get old Landraces back into the shelves of major supermarkets.
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  Cambodia: More Than Just Rice
In one of the poorest countries in the world, hardly anything else but rice is grown by farmers. Their dependency can be overcome by showing farmers how to grow other crops.
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  Farmers Become Breeders
Up in the north of Vietnam, only landraces of rice can withstand the rough climate conditions. To improve their harvest, professional biologist help small farmers to breed their crops with scientific methods.
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  The Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Somewhere, at the end of the world, there is a backup copy of life. Video
  The Israel Gene Bank
Rare crop varieties, so-called landraces and wild plant species are stored here for future generations. The preparation, conservation and registration of these plants is a very laborious task. Video
  Crop Wild Relatives
What we eat today are cultivated crops – but long times ago, they grew in nature as wild plants – these ancestors can be found in the fertile crescent, where a special habitat made a very big variety of plants possible…Video