ReSEED - RESCUING SEED’S HERITAGE


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Project title
ReSEED - RESCUING SEED’S HERITAGE
Code
info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/760090/EU/Rescuing seeds’ heritage: engaging in a new framework of agriculture and innovation since the 18th century
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Status
Ongoing project
Start date
01-11-2018
Expected Completion
31-10-2023
 
Abstract
Humanity is facing a huge challenge: how to feed a growing population in a sustainable way? Scientists from different fields are looking for answers and ReSEED aims to assist such endeavours. Solutions depend on one key issue: seeds. We can have appropriate soil, climate or technologies, however without proper seeds it is impossible to guarantee food production. As historiography has given little attention to the role of seed varieties, there are many gaps in scientific knowledge. I argue that long-term historical analysis is critical to provide the best answers to current questions. ReSEED examines the changing connections between seeds, environment and human action, the triangle that has always underpinned agriculture, since the 18th century. The main objectives are as follows. 1) To map geographical changes in local crop distribution, paying attention to the new seeds made available by Columbian Exchange. 2) To outline which were the social networks supporting the circulation and cultivation of edible seed
 
Keyword(s)
Agricultural sciences
Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
Agriculture

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