WAYANAD COMMUNITY SEED FEST
Wayanad community Seed Festival is a humble attempt to create a common platform to facilitate exchange of seeds, traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge between the farming and scientific community to ensure agrobiodiversity conservation activities. Seed Fest, an endevour started in Wayanad under the aegis of MSSRF in 2015, aims to network with farmers, LSGs and scientists to create democratic spaces and structures to conserve agrobiodiversity. Traditional seed varieties are exhibited, exchanged, and propagated through seed fest, and policy makers are oriented on the current status, trends and information on seed conservation efforts of local community. The annual seed festival is also the venue to distribute the regional Genome Savior Awards instituted by Adivasivikasana Samithi to honour the custodian farmers.
Water Colour Completion-Winners
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation and Nation Green Crops(Wayanad ) Jointly organized water colour painting competition for upper and high school sections students in Wayanad. The event was organized as a part of SEED Fest 2017. Focal Theme was based on Paddy/Rice cultivation, 38 students from 10 schools took part in the event. The first price was bagged by Bhavana M S GVHSS ,Kakavayal in High school section, Sanjana Anand of GHSS Kakavayal in upper class section. The Second price was received by Melvin SK GHSS Meppadi(High school),Rinsha Fathima-GUPS Cottanad,Abin Thankachan,GHSS Kakavayal(UP section). Melvin SK CMHSS,Arapetta,Diya KS, GHSS Kakavayal got the third price (High School) and Joel Sunny,GHSS Meenagadi,Midhun Krishna GHSS Kakavayal in UP section competitions. The students will be given certificates during the SEED Fest 2017 at MSSRF Campus ,PuthoorvayaltRead More>
Wayanad-A hotspot of Traditional Seed
Wayanad district is a priority geographic location in the global biodiversity hotspot Western Ghats region of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve that demands concerted action in the area of sustainable seed management. The tradition of agriculture in the region have records of cultivation and consumption of more than 6 categories ofREAD MORE>