CREP SEED SYSTEM
What we offer
CREP  Programn, a Kenyan Non Governmental Irganisation that was registered in 1997 and is based in Western Kenya, has been involved in promoting collection,  conservation , bulking and storage of both indigenous and improved seeds amongst community farmers, through different projects to enhance small scale farmers and other vulnerable communities access to approprite quality seeds for increased food and nutritional security and increased  household income. The ultimate goal of the organisation on its seed work is to enable the targeted communities to achive seed and food soverienity.

The organisation recognises that the above stated goal can not be attained without strategic patnership and collaboration and it therefore works with research institutions like KALRO, academic institutions and reseachers.

The specific objectives in seeds management system

  • To enhance access to high quality / improved planting materials (seeds).
  • To increase small holder farmers productivity and household incomes.
  • To enhance maintenance of indigenous seed diversity amongst community farmers .
  • To ensure availability of planting materials throughout the seasons and ensure that genetic material is restored.

OUR INITIATIVES

FARMERS RESEACH NETWORK
This initiative involves testing of diversified crop seed varieties by farmers themselves under different agro- Ecological zones, thereby giving farmers a wider range opportunity to select their best preferred varieties specifically adapted to their needs and local conditions.

This also gives farmers a leeway to test their own indigenous seeds alongside the new ones and validate their performance all together.

Since this initiative was started (2015), community farmers have had greater desire for more locally suited crop varieties so as to strengthen biodiversity supporting health and resilience towards being food  / seed secure.

 

The initiative targets community farmers in different Counties where each farmer has a trial site for the experiments.

Among st the trial varieties tested under this initiative entails:

  • 13 sorghum varieties
  • 5 beans varieties
  • Farmers own indiginius seed varieties that are used as controls in the adaptive trials
  • Storage pests and disease experimentation
  • IMPROVED SEED PLANTING MATERIALS
This initiative involves testing of diversified crop seed varieties by farmers themselves under different agro- Ecological zones, thereby giving farmers a wider range opportunity to select their best preferred varieties specifically adapted to their needs and local conditions.

This also gives farmers a leeway to test their own indigenous seeds alongside the new ones and validate their performance all together.

Since this initiative was started (2015), community farmers have had greater desire for more locally suited crop varieties so as to strengthen biodiversity supporting health and resilience towards being food  / seed secure.

 

The initiative targets community farmers in different Counties where each farmer has a trial site for the experiments.

Among st the trial varieties tested under this initiative entails:

  • 13 sorghum varieties
  • 5 beans varieties
  • Farmers own indiginius seed varieties that are used as controls in the adaptive trials
  • Storage pests and disease experimentation