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Maintain genetic diversity of seeds, plants, farmed, and domestic animals, and wild species through well managed, diversified seed and plant banks and fair sharing of benefits from genetic resources and traditional knowledge.

Could this be your career mission?

Below are employers you could work for, occupations they employ, and education and training programs to prepare you to achieve this target.
Job Candidate
  1. Community Seed Banks: Preserve and share traditional and locally adapted crop varieties.

  2. Permaculture Groups: Focus on sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices, including the preservation of heirloom and diverse crop varieties.

  3. Local Farmers' Cooperatives: Engage in seed-saving initiatives and promote the cultivation of diverse crop varieties that are well-adapted to local conditions.

  4. Urban Farming Collectives: Work to maintain genetic diversity by cultivating a variety of crops in small spaces, often using innovative and sustainable techniques.

  5. Indigenous Peoples' Agricultural Initiatives: Indigenous communities often have traditional knowledge about local crops and may have organizations to preserve and promote diverse agricultural practices.

  6. Community Gardens: Provide spaces for local residents to grow a variety of crops, often encouraging the exchange of seeds and knowledge about heirloom varieties.

  7. Environmental and Conservation NGOs: Local chapters of environmental groups may engage in projects focused on biodiversity conservation, including the preservation of genetic diversity in agriculture.

  8. Educational Institutions with Agricultural Programs: Local schools or colleges with agricultural programs may have initiatives promoting sustainable agriculture and genetic diversity.

  9. Local Sustainability Initiatives: May work on projects related to seed saving, organic farming, and maintaining genetic diversity.

  10. Community-Based Research Projects: Some communities may initiate research projects or collaborate with universities to study and preserve local crop varieties, contributing to genetic diversity efforts.

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