Saving Seeds for Climate Justice


Sharing seeds at a seed fair in Limpopo, South Africa, Credit: Ukuvuna.
Growing winter greens in Powys, West Wales. Credit: Poppy Nicol

“Every seed holds a connection to the future and the past.”

Seed saver, Vhembe District, Limpopo
Sharing seeds at a seed fair in Limpopo, South Africa, Credit: Ukuvuna.

“I get those seeds from my mother who got them from her mother. It’s transferred from generation to generation.”

Seed saver, Vhembe District, Limpopo

Seed saver, Vhembe District, Limpopo
Maize with squash and beans (Photo credit: Ukuvuna)

 “We’ve lost touch with each other. Farmers today are very much in isolation because of modern farming. We should be all working together and standing ground together.”

By Dr. Poppy Nicol, Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research and Data, Cardiff University, John Nzira, Ukuvuna Permaculture, and Dr Dionysios ‘Dennis’ Touliatos, Centre for Agroecology, Water Resilience, Coventry University and Lancaster Seed Library.


[1] Welsh Government 2018, Key agricultural variables, 1998 to 2018 https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/statistics-and-research/2018-12/181127-key-agricultural-variables-june-1998-2018-en_1.ods

[2] https://www.seedhub.wales/

[3] https://www.seedsovereignty.info/news/wales/llafur-ni/

[4] https://www.seedsovereignty.info/

[5] http://ukuvuna.org/index.php


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