Jamal Mohammed and his wife Tayitis Mohammed keep a personal seed bank in their house in the Fontanina area south of Kombulcha, Ethiopia. These seeds are their insurance against crop failure so that they can plant again should disaster strike.
Having gone through the famine of 1984 they changed their farming methods, bringing back more of the tradtional varieties, but also holding on to larger reserves of food before selling their crops for cash.
Contact: Genene Gezu
Ethio-Organic Seed Action (EOSA)
Tel: +251 11 550 22 88
Mobile: +251 91 1 79 56 22
PO Box 5512
Addis Aababa, Ethiopia