Seed Savers Network - Kenya
Who we are
Seed Savers Network is a social enterprise 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.
To conserve Agro-Biodiversity by strengthening communities’ seed systems for improved seed access and enhanced food sovereignty.
To be a leading agent in promoting diverse seed access to farming communities in Kenya.
- 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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