The Seed and Knowledge Initiative

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The role of seed fairs in celebrating and nurturing agrobiodiversity and resilient seed systems

Seeds may carry genetic information, but they also tell stories of the people who cultivate them, their resilience, and adaptation to the environment. We use these seeds in traditional rituals which many people perform, they...
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Participatory Mapping as a transformative evaluation process towards the co-construction of knowledge and action on seed and agroecology

Within the larger movements for food sovereignty, agroecology and biocultural diversity, pedagogies of hope believe in peoples’ ability to make history and transform society. People are involved in a deeply sense-making activity through the co-construction...
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Reconnecting for resilience: a case study of farmers’ seed exchange networks in southern Africa

It was very cold. Showers of rain were falling on the bare red soils of Chikukwa Ward, Chimanimani, as I made my way to CELUCT’s seed fair, with a heavy basket on my head. It...
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Our Story
Who are we?

The Seed and Knowledge Initiative (SKI) is a dynamic partnership of diverse southern African organisations committed to securing food sovereignty in the region. We work with smallholder farmers to become more seed, food and nutritionally secure through farmer-led seed systems, improved crop diversity, and the revival of local knowledge systems. 

Theory of Change

Our Theory of Change is based on our understanding of how enduring social transformation happens through an intricate and cyclical process of individual, community, and social change. It is also a response to our context, which requires a long term and fundamental paradigm shift.