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Namibia launches first seed bank for biodiversity protection

EIF spokesperson Lot Ndamanomhata said in a statement that the primary objective of the seed bank is to protect natural resources by preventing the overexploitation of different seed varieties. “This proactive intervention not only prevents resource depletion but also ensures the preservation of seeds for the benefit of future generations. Community seed banks play a crucial role in collecting, storing, and safeguarding local seeds. In times of crop damage or destruction, these banks act as an emergency seed supply, enabling farmers to access seeds for the next planting season,” he said. Beyond preserving seeds, the project emphasizes a broader goal of protecting natural resources, promoting environmental sustainability, and ensuring that Namibia’s future generations have access to diverse and resilient agricultural resources. Ndamanomhata highlighted that this initiative goes beyond financial support, representing a shared commitment to environmental sustainability and the preservation of the country’s natural heritage. The EIF was officially launched in 2012 and is currently funded by a government allocation with the mandate to tap into local conservation fees and environmental levies. These funds will be used to invest in the protection of the environment, its biological diversity and ecological life-support functions; and the promotion of sustainable natural resources use for economic development by supporting green and environmental enterprises. https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/2023/11/namibia-launches-first-seed-bank-for-biodiversity-protection/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=namibia-launches-first-seed-bank-for-biodiversity-protection

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  • winnie nguru

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    Such commitment is to be praised. I love that african countries are now willing to set aside funds for the sake of conserving biodiversity

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    • Princess

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      This initiative reflects Namibia's commitment to sustainable conservation practices for the benefit of present and future generations.

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      • Munene Mugambi

        29 w

        We have to applaud the thinking behind launching of s seed bank by Namibia as it has so many benefits to the country and to the world as well

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        • Peter Karanga

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          Namibia's launch of the first seed bank for biodiversity protection is a significant step towards preserving and safeguarding the country's rich natural heritage. Seed banks play a crucial role in conserving plant diversity and ensuring the availability of native seeds for ecological restoration and future generations. By establishing this seed bank, Namibia demonstrates a proactive approach towards protecting its unique flora and preserving ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change and environmental challenges. This initiative not only contributes to the conservation of Namibia's biodiversity but also serves as an inspiration for other countries to prioritize the establishment of seed banks as a means of promoting sustainable development and maintaining global biodiversity.

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          • Peter Kamau

            29 w

            The government of Namibia is really showing great commitments at enhancing biodiversity solutions for a sustainable ecosystem

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            • Joseph Githinji

              29 w

              This is a noble course to aid in the preservation of Namibia biodiversity. It's an initiative other nations can sought to embrace.

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              • Princess

                30 w

                This is a remarkable initiative. 👏

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              • Tabitha Kimani

                30 w

                This is a very important step in preserving indigenous bio diversity.

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              • George Kariuki

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                This is a critical step in ensuring the long-term sustainability of Namibia's agriculture and natural resources.

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                • Saustine Lusanzu

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                  @george_kariuki other countries should follow up this example

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                • walter lungayi

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                  It's great to see Namibia taking steps towards protecting its biodiversity by launching the first seed bank in the country. Seed banks are crucial for preserving genetic diversity and ensuring the survival of plant species, especially in the face of climate change and other environmental threats

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                  • winnie nguru

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                    @walter_lungayi They have outdone themselves and its a good thing to see especially being an African country

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