SEARICE advocates for policies that recognize, support, strengthen and institutionalize community initiatives in conservation, development and use of plant genetic resources (PGR). SEARICE develops the capacities of its partners for policy advocacy and campaign work through participatory action research and lobbying for policies that protect farmers’ rights.
SEARICE documents, promotes and disseminates the contribution and experiences of farmers and communities in PGR conservation, development and use. SEARICE disseminates this information to policy makers and to the general public to recognize, protect and strengthen farmers’ initiatives at the local, national, regional and international levels.
Research and Analysis
SEARICE conducts policy research and analysis of issues, policies and trends at the community, and national and international levels. Of particular interest are issues which affect farmers’ access, management and control of Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) and local seed systems.