BioNica and ECHO are in the implementation phase of a “seed availability and diversity system” for small-scale growers in Nicaragua.
Our objective is to:
1) diversify the supply of seeds available to small-scale growers by introducing an assortment of vegetables, legumes and grains; and,
2) diversify the inventory of staple crops by introducing varieties from countries with warmer and drier climates, including Africa and Asia.ECHO Seed System
Brad Ward leads the ECHO Central America/Caribbean Regional Impact Team.
Six biointensive growers in Nicaragua have begun producing open-pollinated seeds for future distribution to organizations and small-scale growers who practice biointensive-agroecology methods.Click here for more information about the BioNica Network of the Growers of Seeds.