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Available free of charge as an e-book or downloadable PDF. Edited by scholar-activist Rachel Wynberg, from SKI Partner UCT (University of Cape Town, DST/NRF Research Chair on Social and Environmental Dimensions of the Bio-Economy), the book includes the voices of 33 farmers, activists, scientists, scholars and policymakers, many of whom are associated with SKI.
Each year the Zimbabwe Food Forum organises the Good Food Festival where people come together to enjoy traditional foods, buy seeds, meet producers and processors and have a great time.
SKI Farmers Rights Campaign – On 23 November 2023, SKI hosted a side-event during the week of the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) GB 10 meeting at the FAO headquarters in Rome. The side-event was titled ‘A decade of working towards realising Farmers’ Rights in southern Africa’, with presentations...
SKI Farmers Rights Campaign - From 20 to 24 November 2023, for the very first time, a SKI delegation participated in the 10th Governing Body meeting of the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) at the FAO headquarters in Rome. On 21 November, SKI made an input during the plenary...
This 6-min animation video explains in an African story-telling style the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of the SKI Agroecology Landscape approach. It gives an introduction to the Agroecology Landscape work that SKI has been pioneering in seven pilot sites in Southern Africa since 2021.
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 great time.
This paper tells the successful story of SKI with introducing the Biofertiliser technology to smallholder farmers in Southern Africa.
This SKI Guide presents “how to” tools that SKI partners have used since 2015 to promote farmer-centred community- based mapping for assessment, learning and monitoring purposes.
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Introduced by civil society organisations, seed and food fairs are a regular feature on the calendars of farmers working with the Biodiversity Conservation Initiative (BCI) in northern 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 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...
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Seed 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. While we have relationships with a number of organisations and individuals all over the world, our primary stakeholders are the farmers we work with in Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Recent Articles

Harare Good Food Festival 2023 Publication – “ Deep roots – Traditional root and tuber crops in Zimbabwe”
February 1, 2024
SKI side-event at the FAO Plant Treaty GB10 meeting
November 23, 2023
SKI statement at the FAO Plant Treaty GB10
November 21, 2023