Partners and Supporters


NETWORKS

We see permaculture as one of the essential tools to create fair, resilient food systems and a regenerative future and we form part of several networks working towards the same goals, standing on the same ethical ground.

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 14.12.23 We sit on the Coordinating Committee of SCOPE-Kenya, the new country chapter of the regional programme RESCOPE (http://www.seedingschools.org/) which uses Integrated Land Use Design in  schools to regenerate the school grounds, produce diverse and nutritious foods and create  dynamic, community learning centres.
Pelum We are also members of PELUM Kenya a network of organizations using agroecological methods to work for food & nutrition security, seed sovereignty and land regeneration. One you are a partner of PRI Kenya, you organization is automatically part of PELUM too.

Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) Association is a network of Civil Society Organizations / NGOs working with Small-scale farmers in East, central and Southern Africa. The Association membership has grown from 25 pioneer members (in 1995) to over 250 members in 2014.  PELUM- Kenya is the Kenyan country chapter of the PELUM Association and has a membership of 44 member organizations.

 

 

PERMACULTURE PARTNERS

permacultureAssLogo We are international members of Permaculture Association UK. The Permaculture Association has a participatory structure so members can be directly involved.

Permaculture Association UK.  support their members and others in the permaculture network to design thriving communities across Britain by applying permaculture ethics and principles, and to contribute to permaculture worldwide.

QuailSprings We also have a partnership with Quail Springs Permaculture in the US. We have an education exchange programme whereby we benefit from the expertise of Quail Springs teachers and also send our teachers to teach on the Permaculture for International Development Programme.

EAST AFRICAN PERMACULTURE PARTNERS

We are establishing a small but growing network of permaculture partners in East Africa

Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 13.54.00 In Tanzania we have previously worked with FOOD WATER SHELTER offering the world’s FIRST Kiswahili translated Permaculture Design Courses.
Biop_Gardening_Innovations_logo Biogardening innovations is one of our key partners in Western Kenya, originally focused on Biointensive Agriculture, BIOGI are now also incorporating permaculture principles to great success working several farmers groups in Vihiga County of Kenya. BIOGI is also part of the SCOPE Kenya programme and is starting to incorporate working in schools.
Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 13.58.10 Drylands Natural Resource Centre is founded by former PRI-Kenya co-founder  and Chairman Nicholas Syano. DNRC is now also part of the Permaculture & Regenerative Enterprise Programme. DNRC works with more than 500 farmers in Makueni, Eastern Kenya, teaching them drylands agroforestry methods. DNRC also has a central demonstration, education site which has hosted many PDC’s with John Sheffy, partner of PRI from University of Wisconsin, USA. The DNRC site is also underway to be developed into a processing site.
Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 14.57.04 Laikipia Permaculture Centre (LPC) is founded by former PRI-Kenya co-founder  and Treasurer Joseph Lentunyoi. LPC is also a key partner in PRI-Kenya’s Permaculture & Regenerative Enterprise Programme. LPC is a permaculture demonstration and education site for the area and is also the central hub for the work with the Maasai women’s groups through the PRI-Kenya programme. LPC is quickly becoming one of our key education sites and is developed into a fully functioning processing site.
Rusinga Island Organic Farmers Association (RIOFA) was founded by Dennis Siroh  in 2013 and has been supported from the beginning by PRI-Kenya. RIOFA are part of the Permaculture & Regenerative Enterprise Programme and we are currently in the process of developing a central demonstration, education and processing site.
Sustainable Village Resources (SVR) in Rongo is founded by Caleb Omolo, trained by PRI-Kenya. SVR is now also part of PRI-Kenya’s Permaculture & Regenerative Enterprise Programme. SVR has a central demonstration, education and processing site in progress with a fantastic food forest already established.
Distant-Relatives-Logo-395x340 Distant Relatives (DR) founded by Romain Mari and  Thomas Atkinson, is a new and unique ecolodge, hostel and backpackers, and an exceptional budget-friendly alternative to the classic hotels and resorts of the Kenyan Coast. DR is now becoming a an exciting hub and permaculture demonstration site on the stunning creek of Kilifi. For them, caring for the environment and supporting the community will always be a priority and a passion, and  have led them a recent certification by Ecotourism Kenya. We have partnered with them on three PDC’s .

 

SUPPORTERS

Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 13.54.37 We are supported by the SLUSH Fund UK as well as the SLUSH Fund US. LUSH supports our Permaculture & Regenerative Enterprise Programme and our initial research efforts.
Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 13.54.18 We are also receiving core support from the TUDOR TRUST, a foundation dedicated to supporting agro-ecology in Africa.

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 13.58.56 We receive support through the Wells Fargo CSR programme in the form of administrative and logistical help.

 

PAST SUPPORTERS

partner_0021_segal We were supported for three years by Segal Family Foundation (SFF) before they decided to move away from agriculture and food security work into focusing more on health and youth empowerment. SFF helped kick start PRI-Kenya by giving us a start up grant and funding us through the first crucial years of getting an organization on its feet.
rotary_logo The Rotary Club Steven’s Point in Wisconsin supported our Regenerating Rusinga project in the very early days.
Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 14.04.23 Kids Are Sweet supported the Rusinga Project and enabled it to get started, without KASI RIOFA would not be existing today.
Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 14.06.35 Permafund gave support to help start the Laikipia Project.

 

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS

We are also indebted to a number of individuals who have provided support to our projects and been committed to help permaculture in Kenya take root.

 

Greg Zahn– Greg has been an invaluable supporter of PRI-Kenya since its initiation, he now sits on the PRI-Kenya International Advisory Board. He has contributed significant

 

The Hodges Family– The Hodges have supported PRI-Kenya with core funds as well as specific project funds for the Laikipia Project.

 

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