Seeds for sustainability

Sustainable Agriculture in Farming Households in Rural Manzini Phase II

Sahee continued the cooperation with ADRA due to the positive experiences during the first project Poverty, HIV/AIDS and food insecurity - escaping a vicious circle.
The main purpose of the project is to strengthen the sustainability of farming households by encouraging them to embark on seed production and the formation of indigenous seed farmer groups. Increasing livelihood strategies and ensuring improved food security in these households which are affected by HIV and are mainly headed by women.
The following activities are key to reach this objective:
1. Community mobilization meetings and indigenous seed variety mapping exercises
2. Farmer group registration at the Seed Quality Control Unit at the Swaziland Government Research Center.
3. Inspection of fields and ensuring that they are conducive for Seed production
4. Training on Group dynamics, Record keeping for Savings and credit groups, Seed production, and Seed business management.
5. Exposure Visits
6. Seed Production, packaging and marketing.

Project site

Manzini, Swaziland (Map)


120 women and 30 men benefit directly from the project, another 960 women and 240 men as well as 300 children under the age of 16 benefit indirectly from the project.

Project costs and assistance by sahee

The entire project costs are CHF 14’500.–, whereas sahee takes over CHF 14’000.–.

Sahee entirly finances the project (CHF 14’500.-). Sahee stays in regular contact with the project leaders, monitors the activities and visits the project on site.

Duration of assistance

1st of December 2014 to 30th of November 2015

Local counterpart

Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA)

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Project overview

Seed controle production centre


Packing seeds at the production centre