We’re excited to be recruiting the first Regional Coordinators for our UK and Ireland Seed Sovereignty Programme. Could you support the development of a biodiverse and resilient seed system near you?
We also have exciting internship opportunities available across our areas of work, including research and support on our Beyond Extractivism programme, and a creative role with our We Feed the World photographic campaign. More information below and on our dedicated Jobs & Internships page.
Seed Sovereignty UK & Ireland Programme
The programme is designed to increase the availability and production of agro-ecological (organic) seed whilst strengthening collaboration across the seed sovereignty movement.
The programme has identified three overarching objectives within which all of the activities have been organised:
- To support and cultivate regional and national connections and collaboration to provide coherence across the food and seed sector.
- To support farmers and growers with further skills, resources and information.
- To foster a more supportive environment for a biodiverse and ecologically sustainable seed system to thrive.
Working alongside programme Manager Neil Munro, this role will include supporting a Regional Hub and engaging both experienced and new growers through events, workshops and talks. The Regional Coordinator will also help establish hubs in the region if required, and promote the issue of seeds and seed production to interested parties, farmers and growers.
The programme will support strategic collaboration across the UK, Ireland and European seed movement plus the delivery of specific activities, training and resources aimed at up-skilling farmers and growers. In the second half of the programme there will be on farm variety trials in diverse conditions across the British Isles, and participatory plant breeding. A database of varieties and an online platform for growers will also be developed to support the programme’s activities and participants.
There will be five regional seed hubs where training, networking and opportunities for collaboration will be made available and facilitated by the Regional Coordinators.
If you’re interested to apply for a role in the South West or Scotland, please visit our job vacancies page and download the relevant application packs. We look forward to hearing from you.
Intern with Gaia
We have a number of internship opportunities on the horizon. Whether you’re interested in communications, arts and photography and want to join the We Feed the World team, or whether your passion is to support indigenous communities and frontline defenders of the environment, take a look at the internships outlined here, and do get in touch.