Crofters to mark the death of pioneering agricultural scientist Erna Bennett

Erna Bennett, an Irish scientist whose pioneering work on agricultural biodiversity has contributed to raising awareness of the importance of conserving crofting seed varieties, died earlier this month at the age of 86.

Although she began her career as a genetic scientist, Erna Bennett’s work led her to become an outspoken advocate of the rights of farmers to maintain traditional seed varieties.

Article by SCF

11 January 2012

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