capacity building


Through conferences, field days, workshops, webinars, and/or mentorships, we are helping seed producers scale up, diversify, and increase the quality of their ecologically produced, regionally adapted seed.

Peer exchange is one of the best ways to learn, be it about technical aspects of seed production, strategies to develop and grow a seed business, or how to conduct on-farm research. Training opportunities are organized in each region to facilitate farmer-to-farmer exchange, foster and develop the skills and knowledge of local seed stewards, and to provide opportunities for people who are not direct participants in the program to visit and hear about our work in the field.

For information about training and networking opportunities in your region, please contact your local Regional Program Coordinator.


Creating a more resilient seed system means supporting the growers who are at the heart of that system. By offering small grants to producers The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security supports their their efforts to expand, diversify, and improve ecological seed production. Seed Production Capacity Building Grants are designed to help Canada’s seed community access high quality, advanced training.