Only a few days after the visit of the Denmark’s ambassador to our nursery, we received a visit from our Tanzanian Member of Parliament, Zitto Kabwe. Zitto has a long-standing interest in promoting smallholder palm oil development. He was very interested (and impressed!) in the health of the trees and asked a lot of informed
In March we talked to John Ibrahim about his experience as a Seed Change farmer. Joining our program in November 2014, John completed our eight-month farmer training program and received seedlings from our nursery, which are now a few months shy of three years old. When we last spoke to him he talked about overcoming
Last week 421 farmers graduated from our eight month farmer training program. It was a joyous occasion for our hard working farmers. Most have only had the opportunity to complete a few grades at the primary school level. After a very long awaited return to classes and learning, our farmers got to fulfil their desire
Remember the first time you got your period (or if you are male or never have (to all our young readers out there) – remember the first time you found out what it was all about)?. For some of us who had older sisters or prepared parents or quality sexual education programs in school, it
One of Seed Change’s core values is to actively promote female farmers and ensure gender parity in our programs. One might wonder why would we set this policy despite the fact this goes against cultural norms, well read on to find out… Current legislation in Tanzania gives equal rights to men and women across all issues;
On Sunday January 10th 60,000 seeds left Costa Rica traveling over 13,000 km via five flights to arrived in the place their parent material comes from – Kigoma. The seeds were pre-germinated in Costa Rica, meaning that when in-transit they were alive and growing, making a long journey through the many airports a high-stakes game.
Exciting news! We’ve been selected to pilot test a smallholder specific approach to High Conversation Value (HCV) area assessment. Conducting an HCV assessment is the major requirement to obtaining recognition as certified sustainable by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Once we have completed the assessment, Seed Change will be well on the way