November 2017

The Seeds, Soil, and Culture Fund supports the transformation of local and regional food systems through the power of biodiversity and biocultural heritage – indigenous peoples’ knowledge about their communities’ natural resources and their stewardship practices. In many indigenous communities, traditional knowledge and the spiritual unseen are bridges that connect living soils with living seeds. For this reason, Seeds, Soil, and Culture grants encourage smallholder women and men farmers to bring their culture to the forefront, to share how indigenous peoples’ beliefs, values, language, ethics, art, music, cuisine, ways of learning, and traditional farming practices are transforming agroecology worldwide.