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  1. Organic Technology Extension and Promotion of Initiative Centre (OTEPIC)

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    OTEPIC is a community-based organisation born out of passion for sharing knowledge and innovative approaches with those who need them most: subsistence farmers, and in particular, women and youth groups in the “Trans-Nzoia County” in Western Kenya and its surrounding areas.

    OTEPIC aims to address the depletion of soil and water, climate change, the lack of sufficient food and the social injustice caused by years of intensive globalised agriculture. It does this through training communities in sustainable permaculture, including crop diversification, water harvesting, soil and composting, nutrition and renewable energy.

    All training is free, and farmers are given the opportunity to experiment so they can gain a true understanding of how nature works. The project cultivates three gardens on an area of 11 hectares and also runs an orphanage, a birth house and a dance group.

    OTEPIC operates with the principles of sustainable self nourishment, knowledge transfer and living in peace and harmony with nature.

  2. Sustainable Village Resources (SVR)

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    SVR was established in 2012 with the purpose of improving the standard of living of people in the rural areas of Kenya by training them in sustainable agriculture. Its goal is to help farmers to build resilient soils.

    It conducts permaculture sensitisation campaigns and lobbying to influence thinking and public opinion in support of regeneration through work with orphans, the disabled, refugees and coffee farmers, and in local schools and its five established permaculture systems. It works on capacity building of agricultural extension officers and farmers in regenerative polyculture food production systems, which require no digging, pesticides, insecticides, weeding or watering.

    Its thinking is that perspective of the current problems facing the world has been lost as a result of deliberate, externally inflicted, and deeply entrenched modern, conventional thinking. This has shifted people from accumulation and dispensation of wisdom and intelligence to accumulation of illusionary worldly material wealth.

    It aims to change the context in which people are working, thinking and living to help build and strengthen the regenerative movement locally and internationally.

  3. African Biodiversity Network

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    ABN was established in the late 1990s, through the ‘African Group’ of policy-influencers, registering as a Trust in Kenya in 2010. It now has 36 active partners in 12 countries across Africa, and has incubated a number of important regional initiatives, including the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA).

    It grew out of a commitment to nurture a new leadership in Africa, dedicated to enhancing biological and cultural diversity, and social and ecological justice. It uses exchange programs, training and knowledge-sharing to strengthen rights, policy and legislation.

    A particular focus is the empowering of indigenous and local communities across Africa to revive their bio-cultural diversity & protect their sacred natural sites & territories (SNS&T).