Blog and News Updates

Policy brief on community seedbanks in Malawi

A policy brief on community seed banks in Malawi is available for download. This brief was prepared by Rachel Wynberg (UCT), Regine Andersen (Fridtjof Nansen Institute) and Viviana Meixner Vasquez (Fridtjof Nansen Institute). Another brief...
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Harare Good Food Festival 2021 Publication – “Eat More Plants”

Coming out of the 2021 Harare Good Food Festival, this is the seventh booklet developed by the Zimbabwe Traditional and Organic Food Forum. Each year the Food Forum organises the Good Food Festival where people...
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Book Launch: Healthy Soil For Healthy Communities

  AFSA & SKI are delighted to announce the publication of a new book on agroecological practices: Healthy Soil for Healthy Communities – An Introduction to Soil Health Practices for Africa There is a growing...
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SKI mini-Barefoot Guide on AE landscapes – click through to download

ANNOUNCING the SKI mini-Barefoot Guide on AE landscapes – The SKI mini-Barefoot Guide on agroecological landscapes titled ‘Whole Landscapes, Whole Communities – Working with Nature to Heal, Transform and Regenerate Landscapes’ is now available here...
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SKI AE Webinar 1 Update (CLOSED)

Livestreaming on the SKI YouTube channel. Click here to be taken through.
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SKI Introductory Webinars to Agroecology

From October to December, SKI will be organising a series of three introductory webinars to Agroecology for agricultural practitioners, food activists, farmers, students and any citizens concerned about our food system. Click through to learn...
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Welcoming new partners to the SKI family

The SKI family has grown by three. We welcome as official partners, PELUM Zimbabwe, BCI (Biodiversity Conservation Initiative) and SCOPE Malawi.
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Employment opportunity: SKI Team Manager (CLOSED)

The Seed and Knowledge Initiative (SKI), a dynamic partnership of diverse Southern African organisations committed to securing food sovereignty in the region, is looking for a Team Manager. If you are passionate about agroecology and...
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In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai: Reflections from a visit to Chimanimani – by John Wilson

On my first evening in Chaseyama I heard the first of a number of stories from people who experienced the horrors of the night of 15th March. Amai Mercy, Julius Piti of PORET’s wife, was...
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Biofertilisers come to Africa – 4 short training videos

Linked to the 4 booklets, there are also four short biofertiliser recipe videos that were produced. Each of these videos shares a topic with one of the booklets. For access to the booklets, please view...
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Biofertilisers come to Africa – 4 “how to” Biofertiliser booklets

To follow on from the short video previously posted (more to come!), there have also been a series of 4 booklets developed that share simple methods on the development of biofertilisers using cheap and readily...
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Biofertilisers come to Africa

Here is the link to a short YouTube video that gives an overview of the training in Biofertilisers that took place in Gutu, Zimbabwe last year. Please note that this is not a training film...
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Agroecology for the 21st Century Conference: 28 – 30 January 2019 (CLOSED)

Media Release 22 January 2019 Farmers, food activists, academics & policymakers gear up to gather in Cape Town to promote agroecology for the 21st century The politics of food and its production will be on...
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Partnering to create a community

On 19 and 20 October 2018, the Harare Seed and Good Food Festival was held, drawing visitors from SKI partners in Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, and Malawi. PELUM Zimbabwe has since released 4 wonderful videos documenting...
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