The major role of the village women

The second phase of the collaboration with the villagers is seed collection and manure collection.



The foresters of Homme et Terre select the types of seeds that will be used, considering their adaptability and resistance to the environmental and hydric conditions of the area. These are always local species.



After the selection, the women and young people will collect seeds and herbs. Then they clean, dry and store them. The technical team of Homme et Terre then controls the quality and quantity of the stocks to guarantee good germination and quality results.



To simplify the management of seed stocks, we have installed two large stores. The villages involved have small storage warehouses. They allow us to store seeds that are then distributed to sites with a seed deficit.


Learn more about the sowing? Watch the video It takes a village…