SEED Communities

Every community is different. Every community has its own rich history, culture, political dynamics, world view, aspirations, and social, economic and environmental challenges and opportunities. The SEED programme is designed to help marginalised communities develop what they see as important and what they want for their own future.

Community development is a process whereby community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. Community wellbeing (economic, social, environmental and cultural) often evolves from this type of collective action being taken at a grassroots level.

The intent isn’t just to assist communities in isolation, but to develop inter-community connections across regions and boarders. This begins with developing opportunities for trade and cooperation at a small scale, evolving into a new form of ‘indigenous’ globalisation.

SEED communities and SEED projects stand for ‘self determined community development’ and there are now two regions with more on the way.

The purpose of the SEED program in México is to help remote and marginalised indigenous communities in the southern states of México improve their overall wellbeing and maintain their own cultural sustainability. México...

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The purpose of the SEED program in New Zealand is to help iwi create greater value from their own resources so that the benefits can help them become more self-determining and sustainable.