As climate change continues to drastically affect food security around the world, many farmers are in need of new crops and crop varieties that can be grown in the changed environment of their farms. Adaptation options to climate change already exist in genebanks and other farmers’ fields in the form of germplasm and seeds, but the challenge is to identify them and then disseminate them in the right environments and under the right conditions, and in ways that satisfy the needs of farmers and increase the resilience of the productive systems.
van de Gevel, J.; Gellaw, A.; Fadda, C. Seeds for Needs: adaptation to climate change. Bioversity International, Nairobi, Kenya (2013) 2 pp. [Policy Brief no 1]