Vacuum-sealing seeds is highly effective, but the technology to do it is often out of the reach of small-scale farmers. The ECHO Asia team has partnered with two other organizations to share an exciting low-cost DIY vacuum sealing technique.
This one dollar solution can help small-scale farmers store seeds more reliably, improving seed viability and reducing loss.
This research was done in Cambodia as part of "Seeds of Hope: Connecting Seeds, Livelihoods, and Poverty Alleviation with Marginalized Smallholder Farmers" which was conducted by ECHO Asia, International Cooperation Cambodia (ICC), and Ntuk Nti Small Farm Resource Center, in Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri Provinces, Cambodia.
Support for this project was made possible by the generosity of the Presbyterian Hunger Program from the United States of America.
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