Connecting Seeds, Culture and Nature, to Strengthen Agroecological Practices and Food Sovereignty in Africa
This was an 8 months project with support from African Biodiversity Network (ABN) based in Thika Kenya. ABN was a sub grantee after receiving support from the Agroecology Funds. This project started in December 2019 and ended in July 2020 with a total budget of 22,000,000TZS. This project was implemented in Ileje district and Unguja in Zanzibar. It meant to contribute to the mission of ABN which were:
The following activities were implemented
Strategy 1: Advocate for recognition of farmer managed seed systems and related knowledge in the Agriculture Sector Development Program of Tanzania
1.1: Carryout a study on indigenous seeds and related knowledge and traditional practices in Ileje district.
1.2: Use findings of the study to produce policy brief.
1.3: Organized workshop with policy makers to share the findings and policy brief in Ileje
Strategy 2: Documentation and multiplication and storage of local seeds
2.1: Training farmers group members of Amkeni and Sogea groups on selection, multiplication, storage of seed and members of farmer groups in Unguja on biofertilizer making
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