Gender in Agriculture Partnership

Transforming agriculture to empower women and deliver food, nutrition and income security

Farmers' Rights to Seed: Experiences from Guatemala

To celebrate the often unsung work of farming communities, GFAR has commissioned a series of short videos telling the farmers’ stories in their own words. In this second video in the series, farmers in Guatemala relate first-hand their challenges and successes as guardians of crop seed and the breeders of new varieties. The videos tell a vital story of why the living conservation and use of these irreplaceable resources are crucial, not just to the communities concerned, but to all our futures. We hope that these videos will help understanding at all levels and enable many other farmers to gain from these successful practices

The videos are being produced by Partner in GFAR Agro-Insight with funding from the GFAR Secretariat, and are available in several languages. Visit the Access Agriculture website to download "Farmers' Rights to Seed: Experiences from Guatemala" in the available languages here: