Community Seed Fairs in Zimbabwe

In Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge (eds), Realising Farmers' Rights to Crop Genetic Resources: Success Stories and Best Practices. Abingdon (UK), Routledge, 2013, pp. 134-145.

This chapter tells the story of a set of farmer-driven, but NGO supported, seed fairs in Zimbabwe and how they are organised, and discussses the impact these fairs have had on the maintenance of agricultural biodiversity and the realisation of Farmers’ Rights. The chapter also presents relevant national legislation and the challenges faced, and offers som lessons for other countries.