Biowatch South Africa
Biowatch South Africa is a SKI founding partner and is the SKI lead partner. An environmental and social justice NGO, Biowatch challenges industrial agriculture and demonstrates ecologically sustainable alternatives to ensure biodiversity, food sovereignty and social justice. Biowatch works simultaneously at policy level and directly with projects on the ground involving small-holder farmers. Biowatch is supporting small-holder farmers in agroecological practice, and affirming and building on traditional agricultural knowledge through agroecological training, farmer exchanges and supporting seed rituals. Biowatch works in five project sites in northern KwaZulu-Natal: Ingwavuma, KwaNgwanase, Pongola, Mkhuze and Mtubatuba.
University of Cape Town’s Bio-economy SARChI Chair
Ukuvuna is dedicated to the implementation of optimised sustainable projects within communities in southern Africa. Ukuvuna aims for a fruitful process, a period of gathering yield or produce or harvest. Something positive that cares for the earth and the people (especially women and youth). The focus is on practical skills for diversifying livelihood activities towards creating replicable models of best practice for living sustainably. The process involves a mindset transformation, adaptability and resilience of individuals, families and society, whilst creating awareness on HIV/AIDS and gender differences.