A Seed Resource Box to help farmers adapt to climate change
The Resilient Seed Systems Resource Box, developed by Biodiversity International, is a tool to enhance the access and use of crop diversity to adapt to climate change. It is an open-access toolkit with eight steps that provides a methodology to build resilient seed systems and helps farmers adapt to climate change effects. The box can be used to find selected resource to support research processes, or as a learning tool for building capacity in facilitating, conducting or participating in research processes. It can also be used as pedagogical material for higher education or on-the-job training work. The box is especially useful for plant breeders, researchers, gene banks managers, extension agents, and policy actors currently involved in climate change adaptation research related to the use of plant genetic resources. But also for university lecturers and advanced students with an interest in plant genetic resources and climate change adaptation and seed sector actors concerned about maintaining crop and crop varietal diversity, in particular in the context of climate change adaptation.