The Kenyan Peasants League Youth Collective (KPL-YC), Mariwa Cluster today marked the International Youth Day (IYD) by exchanging indigenous seeds and establishing a Cluster Seed Bank. The event that was held at Mariwa village coincided with the International Youth Day that is marked annually on 12 August to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrate the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society and was also attended by members Mulo Cluster Youth Collective.
The theme of the IYD 2021 is Transforming Food Systems and that is “why as KPL Mariwa Youth Collective, we decided to mark the event by exchanging indigenous seeds among our members since sustainable food systems starts with saving and exchanging seeds” said Kevin Okoth the KPL Mariwa Youth Collective Convener.
During the meeting, the participants were taken through seeds selection and storage and how to establish a seed bank by the KPL National Convener Mr. Dick Olela who also doubled as the facilitator for the day. Mr Dick thanked the KPL Marwa Cluster Youths and asked youths from other clusters to emulate the Mariwa Youth and organize events aimed at encouraging the youths to take part in food production