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...
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 the menu at a multi-sectoral conference taking place in Cape Town next week. Happening at the Centre for the Book,...
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 and reflecting on this event. Please find youtube links here: Day 1, Day 1 Highlights, Day 2, Day 2 Highlights.

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

BOOK LAUNCH – ‘African Perspectives on Agroecology: Why farmer-led seed and knowledge systems matter’
March 4, 2024
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