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A seed library to save Palestinian agricultural heritage

By: Pierrick LEURENT | Irris MAKLER
1 min

In the past week, an unusual environmental project has sprung up in the West Bank: A seed library gathering Palestinian heirloom seeds in a bid to prevent them from disappearing from local fields and going extinct. The library’s founder, Vivien Sansour, searches for Palestinian elders who can share their knowledge of old farming methods and who may still have some seeds that were once used. Irris Makler and Pierrick Leurent report from the village of Battir, near Bethlehem, in the West Bank.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Aline Schmidt and Claire Pryde.

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