Updated: Jan 22, 2021
Established in 2018, the Permaculture Magazine Prize aims to showcase the very best examples of ecological, social and economical regenerative permaculture projects in the world. The prize wants to shine a light on good people and good work in a world on the edge of collapse and climate crisis.
With support from Abundant Earth Foundation, the Youth in Permaculture Prize was established to award those repairing the Earth and are 25 years or below.
For the year 2020: Agri Planet Uganda through Ahumuza Ignatius (25 years old) a Co-Founder and managing partner were nominated as one of the top 8 entries.
Agri Planet Uganda is an organization that was established to Transform Africa's
agricultural sector using Permaculture. The organization has established the Farmers' Resource Center for Permaculture, where they showcase best permaculture practices to farming communities, develop natural farming solutions and act as a farmer support platform. Furthermore, the organization has is establishing an Academy to develop the next generation of socially enterprising Permaculture Leaders and supporting them to transform grassroots smallholder farmers through permaculture centered solutions.
The other 7 finalists of the Youth Permaculture Prize included:
Flora Fauna Folk (Maddie Raithby),Grandmother's Kitchen Garden Project (Ola To Lakere), Nia OT Foods limited (Theophilus Agyakwa Owusu),Mbeka Widows and Orphans Group (Thomas Thiongo), Motive Uganda (Ssempebwa Joseph), Permayouth (Maia Raymond), and Vijana Twaweza Club (Yar Dau Deng).
The top 3 winners will be announced on January 2021 and these will share of the £10000 Prize.
details of the nomination can be found here: https://www.permaculture.co.uk/news/finalists-permaculture-magazine-prize