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ECHO Asia Seed Bank
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Welcome to the Seed Bank ministry of the ECHO Asia Impact Center. Our goal is to serve as a resource for development workers within Asia who wish to experiment with underutilized crops as they work to improve the lives of the poor. We maintain a collection of hard-to-find seeds that thrive under difficult growing conditions in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Through the ECHO Asia Seed Bank, network members can either acquire free small sample packets, or purchase bulk orders of selected seeds. To read more about the seeds we offer, please read our 2014 Seed Catalog. For information and instructions regarding the order process, please read below.

PACKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY TO MEMBERS WORKING IN ASIA & SEEDS WILL ONLY BE MAILED TO ADDRESSES WITHIN ASIA.

LINK TO THE 2014 ECHO ASIA SEED CATALOG

FREE SAMPLE PACKETS

The ECHO Asia Seed Bank offers small sample packets of seeds to those working on behalf of the poor, particularly in developing countries. It is our hope that these seeds will be used to evaluate new species that may help alleviate hunger, improve the soil, and produce income in areas where agriculture is difficult.

Up to 10 packets of sample seeds are available free for these active development workers in Asia. We will send as many as 10 packets per year (no duplicates), so please limit your selection to 10.

Instructions for Ordering Free Sample Seeds:

  • Consult the ECHO Asia Seed Bank Catalog for full information regarding varieties available.
  • Search the online store, ECHO Asia Seeds, for a particular item.
  • Select item attributes (please be clear which variety you would like to order).
  • Designate your order mailing address and email address – home, work, or wherever you choose!
  • The maximum number of free seed packets you may order is ten (10), and that must be no more than one (1) of each species/variety.
  • Please note the online store, ECHO Asia Seeds, may only be used to order free seeds.
  • The promotional code for free seeds is "FreeAsiaSeeds."
  • After submitting your order for seeds, our ECHO Asia staff will respond by email to confirm your eligibility for free seeds.

LINK TO THE ECHO ASIA ONLINE STORE FOR FREE SEEDS.

PURCHASING ADDITIONAL ECHO ASIA SEED:

Once Asia Network Members have met their 10 packet quota for the year, they may purchase additional sample packets. ECHO Asia also makes bulk amounts available for several species that may require an amount larger than a sample packet or that may not be available in certain areas.

The cost seed (shipping/handling already included):

  • All sample seed packets from ECHO Asia Seed Bank to locations within Asia: $3
  • 100 gram packets (each): $6/Within Asia, $4/Within Thailand, $3/Office Pickup
  • 500 gram packets (each): $12/Within Asia, $6/Within Thailand, $4/Office Pickup
  • 1 kilogram packs (each): $24/Within Asia, $12/Within Thailand, $8/Office Pickup
  • 1 kilogram of Moringa: $100/Within Asia, $80/Within Thailand, $75/Office Pickup

Instructions for Ordering Additional Seed Packets and Bulk Seeds:

  • Consult the ECHO Asia Seed Bank Catalog for full information regarding varieties available.
  • Using the form for purchasing ECHO Asia seed, designate your order mailing address and be sure to include your email address.
  • Scroll through the form to make your selections (the bulk orders are at the end of the form).
  • Select item attributes (please be clear which variety you would like to order).
  • Submit your order.
  • After your order is submitted, ECHO Asia staff will calculate your total cost and will send an invoice for you to pay through PayPal.
  • Once your payment has been received, your order will be filled and mailed.**

LINK TO ECHO ASIA ORDER FORM TO PURCHASE SEEDS.


*Please note that your order will be filled on the basis of first come, first served. Seed availability depends on current production. Fees help defray the cost of seed production, processing, packaging, and postage.

*ECHO Asia Seed Bank is not responsible for phytosanitary certificates or plant import permits in most cases. Customers receiving seed outside of Thailand must be familiar with their country’s policies regarding the importation of foreign plant and seed material.

**For orders within Thailand, seeds are mailed through Regular Parcel Service Only (Approximately 1-7 business days, not including weekends and holidays). For orders within other parts of Asia, seeds are mailed via Airmail Only (Approximately 7-14 business days, not including weekends and holidays).

ECHO Asia Seed Catalogs

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2015 ECHO Asia Seed Catalog PDF (4.73 MB) Administration 3/19/2015
2016 ECHO Asia Seed Catalog PDF (5.47 MB) Administration 9/7/2016
2014 ECHO Asia Seed Catalog PDF (2.1 MB) Administration 3/6/2014
2013 ECHO Asia Seed Catalog PDF (2.06 MB) Administration 8/20/2013
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