Support Women Led Seed Banks Save Indigenous Seeds

by Kyobe foundation
Support Women Led Seed Banks Save Indigenous Seeds

Project Report | May 19, 2024
Report on Women Led Indigenous Seed Banks

By Miriam Nakiyaga | Project Leader

Women-Led Indigenous Seed Bank Project Report

Executive Summary:

This report presents the outcomes and impact of the Women-Led Indigenous Seed Bank Project, which aimed to empower indigenous women to conserve and promote traditional seed varieties, enhance food security, and preserve cultural heritage. The project established a community-led seed bank, provided training and capacity building, and fostered community engagement and knowledge sharing.


Smallholder farmer communities face threats to their food sovereignty and cultural heritage due to the loss of traditional seed varieties. Women play a vital role in seed conservation and management, but often lack recognition and support.


- Establish a women-led indigenous seed bank in Mukono

- Conserve and promote traditional seed varieties

- Enhance food security and sovereignty

- Preserve cultural heritage and traditional knowledge

- Empower indigenous women as seed custodians and leaders


- Community engagement and participation

- Seed collection, conservation, and storage

- Training and capacity building for women seed custodians

- Knowledge sharing and documentation - Networking and partnership building


- Trained 30 women seed custodians and leaders

- Enhanced food security for 500 families through access to traditional seeds

- Preserved cultural heritage and traditional knowledge

- Empowered indigenous women as seed custodians and leaders


By empowering indigenous women, we support the revitalization of traditional knowledge and practices, contributing to a more equitable and sustainable food system.


- Scale up the seed bank and training programs

- Strengthen partnerships with local organizations and governments

- Develop policy briefs and advocacy materials to support indigenous seed rights

- Create a network of women-led seed banks and exchange programs


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Organization Information

Kyobe foundation

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @foundationkyobe
Project Leader:
Miriam Nakiyaga
Mukono , Central Uganda
$100 raised of $25,000 goal
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