De Falcis, E., Gauchan, D,. Nankya, R., Martinez Cotto, S., Jarvis, D., Lewis, L., & De Santis, P. (2022). Strengthening the economic sustainability of community seed banks. A sustainable approach to enhance agrobiodiversity in the production systems in low-income countries. (PDF, 569KB)

This paper analyzes the functions of CSBs and shows that CSBs can effectively integrate formal and informal seed systems to improve food security. Furthermore, the paper shows that CSBs can be a platform to trigger innovation adoption through a bottom-up approach and thus stimulate community development. It further shows that investment in the economic sustainability of CSBs often goes unnoticed.