Dorothy banana collection: 110 varieties premature death

Dorothy Tamasia, 19 collected and replanted in her school in the island of Makira, Solomon Islands.

She died off Malaria living a day walk from a clinic. She left two young children and a husband.She traveled by food and canoes to different village clinics who centralised the banana suckers and kept for Dorothy. She also travelled by foot to make made a collection of highland varieties in her village. She learned how to describe the varieties and kept records. Her vocational vocational school was also a duplication site in  the isolated place called Manivovo girl training centre. we met Dorothy when she was an intern student at the kastom garden association in Honiara Solomon islands. The collection was part of a grant that seed savers distributed to small biodiversity projects. Dorothy we are missing you!