The Food Heritage Project focuses on  the importance of preserving and harnessing the  nutritional, medicinal and  economic potentials  of  the native African crops and plants, for the benefit of African communities and humanity.

We started a pilot of this project in southern Nigeria- Enugu, Anambra and Imo  and north central in 2018. Other African countries will follow later.


Our aim  is to collect, plant  and re distribute nutritional rare or endangered native crops and  plants. We are working towards  reintroducing these nutritious crops and  plants into the diet of the people and also introducing them to people across the world. The Food Heritage project  offers an alternative model  for  the  modern Nigerian food system,  by working with communities for the collection of the seeds and plants, then  local farmers for the planting and dissemination of agricultural practices that focuses on agro ecology and biodiversity.

Through our work we are increasing the  pool of nutritious  indigenous food  available in the market. We will create a direct link between the farmers and consumers, using modern technology to market the produce, share information and  recipes too.


The Heritage food project  follows 4  main goals:

  • Supporting and working with rural farmers to grow nutritious indigenous plants and crops
  • Reintroduce and expand the available indigenous food and plants in markets
  • Develop a database of indigenous crops and plants available to farmers and consumers
  • Liaising with scientists and researchers on studies focusing on indigenous crops and plants

For the aims of this project to be achieved with measurable results, we need the support and partnership of interested individuals, companies, organizations and communities. For further details please contact

The Food Bridge vzw

14 Pantheonlaan

Koelkelberg Brussels


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0032 489 182 780