MSSRF initiated participatory seed purification activities in Athikkolli in Wayanad with the financial support of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Medicinal and aromatic rice landraces such as Chennellu, Gandhakasala, Chenthadi, and Chennel Thondi have been selected for seed purification. The process included blending of traditional and modern methods of seed selection, storage and seed treatment. Field level workshops have been organized to understand farmers’ methods and documented seed selection practices adopted by the Kurichiyas. Dr. Shely Mary Koshy, Agriculture Scientist handled training session in seed purification. Tribal women and men farmers attended the workshop.