Capacity Building of the Zimbabwe Seed Sovereignty Program


Lead Organization: Practical Action Southern Africa - Zimbabwe Seed Sovereignty Program (ZSSP)

Partner Organizations: Practical Action (multi-regional); Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM); Chikukwa Ecological Land Use Community Trust (CELUCT); Towards Sustainable Use of Resources Organisation (TSURO); Fambidzanai Permaculture Centre (FPC); and The Farmers’ Association of Community Self-Help Investment Groups (FACHIG).

Award: $50,000 over 18 months (2016-2017)

This project links seven NGOs that work with smallholder farmers across Zimbabwe. The project will strengthen community-based seed growers, raise national understanding of seed-related laws, policies and practices, put farmers at the fore- front of advocacy work towards changing policies and laws that protect seed sovereignty, and contribute to research on diverse genetic materials and best practices in local, biodiverse seed systems.

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