Community Seed Banks In Uganda

Waribu Cing Community Seed Bank | Omoro

Waribu Cing Community Seed bank is a recently established seed bank in Lugung village, Omoro district. It has a number of farmer training groups. With about 25 members and a majority female ie 15 female and 10 male.
The members have taken time to get land for establiching the field bank facitiy with aid from ESAF and are almost done with the construction and set up of the facility. the farmers have a committee which handles adminstrative issues and are focused on working with other seed banks to grow.

The farmers are united by the drive to sell seed, improving growing capacity of farmer members and returning lost vaireities.

The crop species currently conserved at the seed bank are about 14 varities with the hope of of even adding more.
The most common crops grown in this seed bank are vegetables, beans, maize and sorghum among others. these are the common varieties

The seed bank receives support from ESAF, NARO-PGRC and PELUM (U)


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