Agroheritage Project

Agroheritage comprises local plant varieties and animal breeds, traditional agricultural techniques, uses and related knowledge collectively developed by farmers through ages. Although survival of these agroheritage elements safeguard the sustainability of agriculture by providing diversity and buffering diseases and climate extremes; instensive farming has resulted in loss of traditional seeds, animals and knowledge day by day. The objective of our Project is to introduce agroheritage concepts into higher education agenda as a comprehensive course curriculum with free online learning material supported by practical trainings to agricultural students. The ultimate aim is to raise the awareness and capacity of future agriculturists to lead farmers by being innovative, creative and cooperative in utilizing and conserving agroheritage.