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Palestinian farmers check out seeds from West Bank library

Palestinian farmers check out seeds from West Bank library | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Vivien Sansour discovered the need to protect Palestinian seeds while looking for red carrots six years ago and opened a seed library in Beit Sahour; the library will soon move its permanent headquarters to Battir.
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The Seed Queen of Palestine | Palestine | Al Jazeera

The Seed Queen of Palestine | Palestine | Al Jazeera | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Can one woman's mission to revive ancient heirloom seeds inspire a celebration of traditional Palestinian food?

In the fields and terraces of the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian woman is leading a quiet revolution.

Vivien Sansour is distributing rare, ancient heirloom seeds to Palestinian farmers.

Inspired by memories of her grandmother and the delicious food of her childhood, Vivien wants to reintroduce long forgotten Palestinian produce to the tables of people across the West Bank and beyond. And she believes these organic, climate change-resistant seeds are the key to that.

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How Seeds from War-Torn Syria Could Help Save American Wheat

How Seeds from War-Torn Syria Could Help Save American Wheat | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
As temperatures rise, pests and diseases are moving north into the U.S. heartland, killing crops and diminishing yields. To combat this, researchers are turning to a wild grass variety whose seeds were spirited out of Syria as the bombs fell. 
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