Food Heritage Project
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
0032 489 182 780