The goal is to safeguard biodiversity of plants and animals, promote diversity of food and agriculture.
Loss of genetic diversity pose a real threat to humanity. More than 90% of crop varieties and half of the breeds of many domestic animals have been lost.
It is estimated that 75% of the world’s food is generated from only 12 plants and five animal species. Only 4% (150-200 edible plants) of the 250 000 to 300 000 known edible plant species are used by humans.
Already, we have a collection of seeds and diversity of species and genes, new varieties are added each year! We aim to expand even more, especially in the field of local varieties with the help of local seed bank initiatives: CCBAT (Centro de Conservación de la Biodiversidad Agrícola de Tenerife) and RCS (Red Canaria de Semillas).
By sharing our experience and promoting diversity of food, we hope this will inspire others to safeguard seeds and create more diverse kitchens and gardens.