This is our last chance to reset our relationship with nature

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This is our last chance to reset our relationship with nature

Traditional food crops face demise, so it is vital climate change does not take a back seat to Covid-19

Thin Lei Win

Daniel Wanjama had everything ready for this year’s first seed fair in the Kenyan town of Gilgil, an important event where poor farmers exchange seeds of nutritious, hardy local crops they cannot easily buy in shops or markets.

But a week before the fair Wanjama had organised for late March, the government banned gatherings in a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19.

“Farmers who were ready to deliver seeds are stranded with them and those who were to obtain seeds have not planted (their crops)," he said...

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