Diversity = Harvesting Security (SD=HS) program framework is part of Oxfam
Novib’s (ON) Global Link on the right to sustainable livelihoods and is framed into a five year program. The goal is to uphold, strengthen and mainstream the rights and technical capacities of indigenous peoples and smallholder farmers, and to influence local to global policies and institutions on the sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food security and nutrition under the conditions of climate change. The objective is to help link diverse realities on the ground and feed this information into complex national and global policy processes.
The five year program is further
developed into a comprehensive strategy based on four programmes to scale up
work on seeds for food security and nutrition: (1) Scaling Up Models; (2) Farmer Seeds
Enterprises (FSE); (3) Women Seeds and
Nutrition; and (4) Governance and
The SD=HS Programme Framework has been developed to
help link diverse realities on the ground and feed this information into
complex national and global policy processes. This will ensure that the
sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food security and farmers’
rights are embedded in local to global food systems.
A participatory consultation has been
conducted bringing together a range of high quality and long-term Oxfam Novib-Global
Link’s partners and their members in the field of policy and practice on
biodiversity management, intellectual property rights (IPR) with rights based
approach to food security in the context of climate change.
These partners are: ANDES, Community
Technology Development Trust (CTDT) –Community Climate Change Response (CCCR) (including
EOSA, Li-Bird), the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security (CAFS) (incl.DDS),
GRAIN, Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration (ETC Group), the
South East Asian Regional Initiative for Community Empowerment(SEARICE), South
Centre, OSSI South, Third World Network (TWN) and CGN/Wageningen University-WUR.