This workshop was organized by Echo Asia and Lisu Theological Seminary of Myanmar. A total of (70) participants from (15) organizations and (11) groups of church base organization were attended the workshop. In this group, some of them are community leader, teacher, NGO and students and mostly are farmers. The workshop purposes are to know the seed banking techniques, how to do the seed saving with the best and appropriate technology and to know the important of local seeds.
This two-day training workshop included the principal of seed saving techniques, hands-on training on seed saving best practices (including vacuum method), bio-char introduction Compose, how to conduct a seed exchange, and practical observation of different types of local seed banks constructed at Lisu Theological Seminary. Some participants brought along some local seeds shared to the other participants while Echo Asia also brought quite a number of seed varieties provided freely to the organizations who want to grow them in their communities and continue keeping the seeds in-Situ.
The last day was visiting to farms near Pyin Oo Lwin Township. The first farm is Mr. Bruce Gardiner and his wife Mrs. Thida Win. They shared how to do and maintain earth worm farming system. The next farm is Rev. Peter (Niko farm). He also tries to do organic farming.
Presentations that have supported the discussions are available for download below: