Fridays for Climate | Planting seeds in Vanuatu

Fridays for Climate | Planting seeds in Vanuatu

In Vanuatu, Mary Nipisina is one of several thousand examples of farmers across the rich, volcanic archipelago successfully blending science with traditional knowledge to harvest a steady cornucopia of fresh food. She uses seed saving and seed production skills and knowledge learned from training but is establishing gardens using centuries-old mechanisms of separation according to traditional laws. 🌱
Under the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Pacific Seeds for Life project, training in selected fruit and vegetable seed production have been offered to about thirty women in Tanna, one of Vanuatu’s southern-most islands. 
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Like other trainees under the project, Mary is steadily transforming her garden, and according to her, both her life and the life of her family.
 

“This training in seed saving and seed production is what has given me new power. I decide what I plant, when I want to plant, and I am not afraid of a disaster destroying my crops. I can begin again, and I decide when and how I will do that.”
- Mary Nipisina 
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