In July and August 2015, Adriana spent five weeks living in one rural coffee cooperative and traveling to seven others to collect information directly from farmers about their seed saving habits and challenges.
- Her research questions were:
- In what ways are farmers experiencing seed loss?
- What is being done?
- What are ways to improve or maintain seed quality?
What Adriana learned was the trouble began even before the seeds were stored. The main cause of seed loss was grain weevils. Learn more about her research.