Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Strange but true: There is no domestic (Desi) seeds of Maize

Few days before I was at seed shop and was trying to buy seeds of rice, maize and others. When I asked for the Maize seeds from the shopkeeper, he gave a pack of Maize seeds that was Hybrid. I asked for domestic or not hybrid seeds and to my surprised he said there is no other seeds of Maize except Hybrid and even it doesn't come from any company. It means that the domestic or non-hybrid seeds of Maize are almost gone, it is no more available now, is this the case?

The same thing happen to Jawar, I asked for Jawar and he had only Hybrid seeds however I know there are domestic seeds available.

From top-to-bottom everyone in the agriculture field is slave of bigger companies/corporate companies and they are trying to exploit farmers. The government, the seeds producer, fertilizer manufacturer and distributors, seeds shops everyone. Now even for seeds, farmer has to depend on seed producer because in general Hybrid seeds can't be stored for next season crops.

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8 comments:

  1. brother i am facing the same problem.i am searching in tribal areas in my district for desi seeds

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    1. Sheo, have you approached the Deccan Development Society? I've heard they are preserving many seeds. http://www.ddsindia.com/

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    2. Green foundation from south India are involved in this acitivity.. you can get there address n contact from google.. I had ordered some 15 varieties of vegetable seeds from them.. results r excellent

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    3. Yes,Desi seeds are what we need to bring back in our farming and as a farmer you must try hard to find REAL seeds and also encourage other especially small farmers to do the same !:)

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  2. Sheo, have you approached the Deccan Development Society? I've heard they are preserving many seeds. http://www.ddsindia.com/

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  3. desi seed spread revolution required all over india. be united for the same.

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    1. www.nimaigarden.in

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