A girl hides from the rain under a large leaf.

Hayu Patria, Our Seeds, Our Future

Indonesia home to an ecosystem with lush biodiversity that is under threat. Hayu Patria is addressing biodiversity with her project, Our Seeds, Our Future, in Sidoarjo, Indonesia. Hayu has also received an Impact grant from The Pollination Project in 2014, and now is receiving additional funds from one of our Pay it Forward Loans.

Hayu’s initial seed grant included a series of events that helps raise awareness about food sovereignty and commends small farmers for abiding by restrictive seed laws. After recently completing a month long course in India where all Indonesian delegations agreed and committed to help spread the importance on agroecology,  Hayu has created several action plans; including publishing a book and booklets, creating an organic, open-pollinated seed catalogue, building a network, and organizing a conference and festival in October 2016 to spread the agroecology and regenerative movement.

With this additional funding, Hayu will have the opportunity to expand and focus an agroecology movement across Indonesia, taking a whole-systems approach to agriculture and food systems and linking culture and economics to viable food and farming communities.

If you want to keep up with this project and learn more about what they do, check out their Facebook and website.

GRANT AWARD DATE: December 7, 2015