One way in which the conservation agriculture method is sustainable is the practice of high quality seed saving. Seed banks all over the country were decimated during the Ebola outbreak, and it’s heartening to see thousands of seeds refilling the banks. The seeds also represent a revenue generator, as they can be sold to other local farmers needing high quality seeds. In fact, at Shanty’s suggestion, Just Hope will buy seeds from our local farmer friends for use in our own starter kits, which creates revenue for veteran farmers. This practice also ensures a high quality of seed for new farmers, who otherwise tend to buy seeds in the market, where their age and quality are unknown. Kudos to Shanty for suggesting this outstanding idea!
In the video above, farmers select only the best seeds for planting.