We support enterprises across sectors that generate positive environmental, social and economic impacts. These eco-inclusive enterprises stimulate sustainable development to reduce poverty and combat environmental degradation. The small and growing enterprises that we work with at SEED lead our global transition to a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable green economy.
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Agroforestry for sustainable land use and economic empowerment is a land use change initiative which targets smallholder farmers through community groups, allowing them to plant mostly native trees and various commercial viable crops such as nuts, beans, maize and rice that are subsequently sold through local grocery markets. While facilitating access to markets for its members, the enterprise also contributes to forest protection and conservation.MEET MORE ENTERPRISES SUPPORTED BY SEED
Our programmes follow the logic that socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable innovation is generated through collaboration. At SEED, we are convinced that true value is created when diverse stakeholders join together to share knowledge, expertise and a passion for generating market-based solutions with environmental, social and economic benefits. Our programmes catalyse the innovative capacities of entrepreneurship and equip small and growing enterprises with the tools and resources to start-up and scale-up. We actively build a collaborative ecosystem – through prototyping labs, events and research – that mobilises financial institutions, policy-makers, NGOs and other key stakeholders to multiply the contributions of eco-inclusive entrepreneurship to sustainable development.
Some of our Direct Enterprise Support impacts:
of all SEED Award Winners continue to be in business after five years
Results of the 2015 Flagship Report
Direct jobs created by SEED-supported enterprises
Results updated in 2018 annual reporting
Some of our Ecosystem Support impacts:
Upcoming SEED Workshops and Events
Incubating fresh ideas into eco-inclusive enterprises
SEED Starter Programme
This programme cycle will take place in , Botswana.
Date of the first Workshop is 11 July 2022.
Until 15 May 2022 you can still secure a slot via our SEED Platform at https://app.seed.uno .
Do you want to participate in this SEED Starter Programme Cycle?
In case you haven't created a SEED account there yet:
Please Register on the SEED Platform. After you have confirmed your email address and have logged in, you can navigate to the "Open Programmes" section and apply for this workshop.
In case you already have a SEED account:
Please be reminded that this workshop is targeted at participants from Botswana
Do you want to know more about the SEED Starter?
In the SEED Library you can find the latest news and blog articles, all our publications, case studies, Symposium and SEED Award Winner videos, toolkits and event reports. All library items are tagged with specific topics (e.g. Business Model Replication), relevant Sustainable Development Goals, target countries or SEED Programmes. We are sure you will gather useful insights into eco-inclusive entrepreneurship and our work at SEED when doing a tour through our library. Find below the latest news and blog articles:
SEED organised and hosted the webinar "From Impact to Scale: Challenges & Successes Leading the Way to an Eco-Inclusive SME Action Agenda"
Join our Webinar "From Impact to Scale: Challenges & Successes Leading the Way to an Eco-Inclusive SME Action Agenda"
Our SEED Founding Partners launched SEED during the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. The SEED Hosting Partner is responsible for the operational management of all SEED Programmes. Our SEED Partners provide considerable financial support and/or significant in-kind contributions each year. Some Partners are also represented on the SEED Board, where they apply their extensive experience to guide the strategic direction and implementation of SEED programmes.