Seeds of Justice- Taster from The Gaia Foundation & ABN on Vimeo.

A 4 minute sneak peak of our upcoming film, Seeds of Justice, specially made for The Guardian and now available on Vimeo

Created by Gaia in partnership with the African Biodiversity Network and MELCA Ethiopia, and due for release, Seeds of Justice will explore the life of Dr Melaku Worede and his work to embrace participatory plant breeding, redignify farmer’s expert ecological knowledge and conserve Ethiopia’s precious seed diversity.

Ethiopia’s national seed bank has embraced participatory planting. The approach involves opening the bank’s doors to farmers and rural communities, drawing on their knowledge and establishing new partnerships as a means of conservation and preserving diversity. Due to its enduring efficacy Melaku’s pioneering work is now widely promoted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation and other agencies.