Indian Landrace Exchange
My name is “Eklavya” (alias). I am a cannabis Landrace conservationist and I also founded the Indian Landrace Exchange in 2015.
Indian Landrace Exchange is a collective of Indigenous frontline farmers, seed collectors, and preservationists from Central and South East Asia who collect, document, preserve, select and strive to improve these landrace and heirloom Genetics for the present and future, while constantly striving to empower the indigenous communities through a holistic Landrace exchange programme, which connects The East to The west, on a “Silk route to salvation” of Cannabis Genes.
Our Existence as a collective is an organic by-product of a healthy, prosperous and symbiotic relationship with cannabis regions and their inhabitants, who allow us to visit year after year and hunt/gather the seeds to record important data for everyone in the cannabis community and beyond. Our relationship as an exchange between both of these worlds serves as a seamless pathway to learn, appreciate and benefit from each other’s learnings and resources, while ethically & respectfully engaging in a fair trade system.