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.

Introduction:

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.

Objectives:

- 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

Methods:

- 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

Results:

- 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

Conclusion:

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

Recommendations:

- 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
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