Rete Semi Rurali, together with our 34 members, acts as a hub for food system biodiversity, supporting and facilitating connections, sharing of information and exchanging of experiences among those committed to diversity, from seed to plate, and stand against extractive agriculture with its monocultures.
We promote the collective management of agrobiodiversity, the prerequisite for an ecological transition in agriculture and the economy more generally.
We work towards diversification in agricultural systems, from seed to plate (including processing and distribution) to achieve sustainable food systems and healthy diets.
Rete Semi Rurali promotes the collective management of biodiversity through active engagement with farmers in the practice, as well as in research and policy advocacy. Our activities fall under four main headings: research in action, community seed banks, communities and sowing the seeds of change.