Seeds for Life: Scaling up Agrobiodiversity is a report from The Gaia Foundation in collaboration with Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance and the African Biodiversity Network.

The report  highlights how the dramatic loss of global seed diversity in recent decades means that farming systems around the world now and in the future are highly vulnerable in the face of climate change. The report gives a definitive insight into the history of seed and its intimate relationship with humanity over thousands of years, and how this relationship has profoundly changed in recent decades with the introduction of industrial agriculture. Our generation runs the risk of leaving a dangerously reduced agricultural gene pool from which future farmers will struggle to farm and eat.

The report calls for urgent action to revive seed diversity and seed saving knowledge in farmers’ hands, so that farmers of today and of future generations can continue to grow and eat in the face of climate change.