Half the world still lives on less than $2 per day. On this budget, it can be impossible to sustain life. Malnutrition in the developing world causes dire consequences for nearly a billion people, 60% of them women and girls. Yet, there is hope for change as the majority of those who are hungry are farmers by trade, but lack the resources to grow their own food. In many developing countries, women in particular are well-positioned to lead families and communities out of malnutrition and poverty.
With SPI’s investment in their futures, people around the world are achieving better lives—for their families and their communities.
Hunger is overcome when people are empowered to produce their own food.
Seed Programs International provides quality seeds and critically-needed expertise to impoverished communities in developing countries.
The strategy initiates a cycle of self-sufficiency that gives people resources they need to feed themselves. Extra vegetables are readily sold to bring household income. Gardeners are then able to cover school fees and supplies, garden equipment, and healthcare, furthering their ability to overcome poverty.
What Is Seed Program International?
Seed Programs International (SPI) is a non-profit, tax exempt,
non-governmental humanitarian organization.
SPI works thorough other humanitarian organizations, church groups, service clubs and individual donors, to provide quality seed to impoverished communities in developing countries enabling them to grow some of their own food. In addition to seed, SPI provides critical seed expertise and experience operating seed based self help programs.”
SPI is operated by individuals with over 50 years seed industry experience plus over 20 years experience in vegetable research and production. We also have 15 years experience operating programs that have successfully shipped seed to over 70 countries on five continents. SPI has shipped enough seed to plant over 1,000,000 vegetable gardens, providing more than 20 kinds of vegetables that are rich in vitamins and minerals
often missing in people’s diets.