Seed and Knowledge Initiative (SKI)

Building on past and on-going joint activities, a synergistic relationship between Biowatch South Africa, EarthLore Foundation and the NRF Bio-economy Research Chair at the University of Cape Town (UCT), has been galvanised into an exciting, long-term collaboration on seeds and knowledge.

The primary aim of the Seed and Knowledge Initiative (SKI) is to revive and enhance traditional seeds and knowledge systems and to deepen understanding about their functioning, within the context of supportive agricultural, cultural and ecological practices. The initiative's long-term vision is to collaborate with communities, national and regional partners towards a future where small-holder farmers, and women in particular, are empowered to secure seed and food sovereignty on all levels. Research, documentation, and experiential learning will be on-going processes, vital in shifting worldviews and paradigms by interrogating and challenging current assumptions in policy making and science.

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03 Mar 2017 SKI Newsletter 1: Learning through partnership [PDF]