A variety of traditional crops and trees.

The necessity of developing this activity was because many local food varieties from specific areas had disappeared from local markets and farmers’ fields compared to 20-30 years ago. Difficulties Kudumbam has experienced with reviving local food systems is the prevalence of poor soil health in villages, a knowledge drain among farmers on the cultivation of traditional seeds and that markets don’t have a demand for traditional food. The promotion of local food systems and traditional crops is a part of Kudumbams work to enhance the biodiversity at the local level. Apart from the farmers, the beneficiaries of a robust local food system are future generations with a diversity of food available and an improved environment. We also strongly believe that reviving local food systems could lead to improved food security and biodiversity.