Seed Savers Network - Kenya


Who we are


Seed Savers Network is an organization working with smallholder farmers to improve seed access and agro-biodiversity conservation, registered in 2009 by Registrar of Societies and granted mandate to operate across Kenya. The network is managed from Gilgil and has worked with over 50,000+ farmers across Kenya in various programs which include seed saving at farm level, ecological Agriculture, capacity building and Advocacy for food sovereignty.

Our work began in 2009 with few small-scale farmers in Gilgil Sub County with the aim of promoting and sensitizing on the significance of conserving indigenous seeds. Over the years number have grown with farmers saving local seeds in seedbanks and providing market linkages to farmers.

We use a multi-pronged and interdisciplinary approach that enables farmers to attain: Food security, food sovereignty and seed access. To achieve this our programs encompasse four aspects: Ecological, legal, economic and Women Empowerment.

Our Mission

To conserve Agro-Biodiversity by strengthening communities’ seed systems for improved seed access and enhanced food sovereignty.

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Our Vision

To be a leading agent in promoting diverse seed access to farming communities in Kenya.

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Our Objectives

  • To satisfy the seed needs of all our farmers
  • To create sustainable seed enterprises
  • To promote the practice of seed saving and importance of conserving diversity in our food crops
  • To empower communities with skills, knowledge and attitude on the seed subject
  • To advocate for favourable economic, social and legal environment in communities’ seed security
  • To establish a vibrant network of seed conserving, seed sharing and seed exchange in Kenya


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Years of experience



September 2012

Best Extension Service Provider in Kenya

Best agricultural extension services provider 2012
Extension Service Provider of the Year
Featured by KENAF

November 2014

Seed Conservation Network of The Year

Seed Conservation Champion of the Year
Certificate of Excellence 2014

December 2014

Agro-biodiversity Mentor of the Year

Nominated as the Best Extension Service provider
Agrobiodiversity Conservation category
Interview by Local Newspapers