Kenyan Peasants League (KPL) is a social movement of Kenyan Peasant farmers, fisherfolk, pastoralists and consumers, whose main aim is to promote smallholder farmer agroecology and resist neoliberal policies that threaten local agriculture. This is done by conducting political education, people’s research, technical training, and national advocacy. KPL promotes indigenous seeds, livestock and plant varieties and the creation of an alternative economy that is driven by provision for livelihoods.
KPL was formed in 2016, motivated by the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) MC10 meeting, which took place in Nairobi in December 2015. During a parallel People’s WTO meeting, a resolution was passed to form a movement to represent the interests of Peasant Farmers in Kenya.
KPL’s achievements include establishing seeds banks in 245 households; conducting case studies to ensure evidence-based advocacy; mobilising 245 households to practice agroecology for food sovereignty; distributing indigenous seeds to 78 households during Covid-19; and organising Seed and Food Festivals and Peasants Agroecology Summer Schools.