Seed and food sovereignty
1. Seed and food sovereignty
This program advocates for the need to protect the locally adapted indigenous varieties for the future generations, enhance nutritional diversity, improve food sovereignty and enhance sustainability of the small holder farmers. BIBA Kenya strives to support seed secure communities practicing agroecology and strengthen resilience of the Small Holder Farmers. When farmers are able to save, grow and exchange local indigenous seeds they become resilient to prolonged drought, unpredictable weather patterns among other climate change impacts.
Local seed learning facilities established;
a) Marimanti model community seed learning centre to support Kanania Women group at Rural Initiatives Development Empowerment Programme (RIDEP Kenya) in Tharaka Nithi County.
b) Molo Community seed learning centre to support Turi, Mutirithia and Kivulini farmers groups at Maendeleo Endelevu Action Programme (MEAP) in Nakuru County.
c) Butula Community seed learning centre to support the Jitegemee, Dambakana women groups and Nelaa youth group at Musoma Village through Busia Environmental and Resource Management (BERMA) in Busia County.
d) Kitambasye community seed learning centre to support Wikwatio women group through Grow Biointensive Agriculture Centre of Kenya (GBIACK) at Mr. Munyokis farm in Machakos County.
e) Gakia Community seed learning centre revival of lost seeds in Gacereni, Tharaka county