Every SeedChange project is shaped by farmers’ needs and ideas, and designed collaboratively with our local partners. We deliver our programs in partnership because our approach is strongly informed by local expertise and we believe in working in solidarity with local civil society and community leadership.
Projects we support include farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchanges, community seed banks, farmer-led research and plant breeding, and co-ops through which farmers can improve their incomes by bringing healthy food to local markets.
Ecologically sound farming techniques that preserve and enhance biodiversity are at the core of all of our work. Our guiding principles are food sovereignty and agroecology – two transformative concepts put forward by farmers’ movements to build a just and sustainable world.
Informed by an equity lens, we prioritize supporting farming communities that have been marginalized ecologically, socially, and economically.We support the defense of Indigenous and traditional seeds and knowledge by following the leadership of Indigenous and small-scale farmers.
Our work with partners aims to counter inequity and support transformative change toward justice, health, and sustainable food systems.