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Community grain banks – Good practice guide

Guidance on how to set up and manage a successful grain bank or community-run seed bank

2016 Available in English, French and Portuguese

Two women in northeast Brazil hold up buckets of fresh fruit

From: Reveal toolkit: Food and livelihoods

Tools for food security, agriculture and community development 

Grain banks often fail. It is hard work to make them succeed. However, they can sometimes help communities to have a year-round supply of food.

This tool gives guidance on setting up and managing a successful grain bank. It covers the different types of grain bank that exist, key questions and considerations when planning, establishing, stocking or maintaining one, as well as common pitfalls to avoid.

Many of the principles can also be applied to community-run seed banks.

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