Our community seed bank, registered through our agricultural company, Agro plus 2007, Ltd, emerged because of many factors. One was concern over the need to preserve local germplasm. Another was the desire to be able to procure planting materials and supply farmers in the various communities with the varieties and species that do best under local conditions. The seed bank is now part of a private enterprise, SJ Seed Savers, which has pioneered all seed operations.