Aug. 27th & 28th 2012: Brainstorming on Open Source Seed Systems

2:04 pm in Upcoming ASHA events by Kavitha

A brainstorming session on Open Source Seed Systems is being organised by ASHA, hosted by Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, with the involvement of a limited number of invited participants.

In this age of Indian gene banks being put up on offer to MNCs, in these times when regulation of commercial seed trade is used as an excuse to create statutes that seek to criminalise farmers for saving and exchanging seeds, and at a time when big corporations are taking over Indian seed sector rapidly, with or without intellectual property rights in the legal regimes in India, ASHA is seeking to create a parallel force of seed breeding and saving by farmers and a greater role for public sector too, by altering the discourse and understanding on the subject.