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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 on farmers’ rights in Malawi will be completed in August/September. To access and download the PDF of this brief, please...
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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 come together to enjoy traditional foods, buy seeds, meet producers and processors, and have a fantastic time. This booklet focuses...
  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 awareness across Africa that we need to improve the health of soils dramatically if we are to produce nutritious food...
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 for free downloading.
Livestreaming on the SKI YouTube channel. Click here to be taken through.
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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 more.  
The SKI family has grown by three. We welcome as official partners, PELUM Zimbabwe, BCI (Biodiversity Conservation Initiative) and SCOPE Malawi.
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 reviving traditional seed and related knowledge, and you have excellent management and movement-building skills, please apply. Click here for full...
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 in Ngangu township that night. Ngangu was one of the two peri-urban areas in the district that were particularly badly...
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 the previous news post or follow this link. To view the biofertiliser recipe videos, follow the links below: Biofertilisers 1: Native...
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 available materials. Please access the links below for PDF versions of the booklets. Biofertiliser 1 Native microbes Biofertiliser 2 Fermented...
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 and should not be used as such. Feel free to distribute it widely. Biofertiliser workshop video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nir6SUuZ5go It would help us...
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Seen and Knowledge Initiative

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.

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Harare Good Food Festival 2021-Publication-Eat-More-Plants
Harare Good Food Festival 2021 Publication – “Eat More Plants”
May 9, 2022
Book Launch: Healthy Soil For Healthy Communities
February 14, 2022
SKI mini-Barefoot Guide on AE landscapes – click through to download
December 7, 2020

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