We’ve been keeping more than a brief eye on the blog of The Iraqi Seed Project but things have been a little quiet. Not surprising, really; they have better things to do than post their field notes to the internet. Today, though, a wonderful surprise. The filmmakers got to the Iraqi National Genebank at Abu Ghraib and, better yet, got to meet Mrs Sanaa Abdul Wahab. She’s the woman who saved some of the Iraqi accessions during the 2003 invasion. It was our report of her bravery that partly prompted The Iraqi Seed Project to seek her out, so we’re really glad they found her. And their report of progress at Abu Ghraib — complete with great pictures — is mostly reassuring. Sure, they need equipment and infrastructure, but the resources are there and in good hands.
Aren’t the interwebs wonderful?