Seeds: basic concepts and trading

Students will:

  • become aware about the importance of seeds from perspective of nutrition, self sufficiency and trade,
  • understand that climate and soil conditions vary around the world and become aware that the plants (crops and others) adapted to these diverse conditions,
  • learn to recognize the labels on seed packages and to know what they mean,
  • become aware of the role of large multinational companies in the production of seeds and learn about the consequences of farmers’ dependency on an annual purchase of those seeds and consequently about the problem of global trade in seeds.

 

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