- World Hunger
- What We Do
- You Can Sow Seed
- Success Stories
Why Sow Seeds to Fight World Hunger?
One out of two people in the world today live on less than $2 a day while 1 billion people live on less than $1 a day. Many of these people are hungry and do not have enough money to buy the food they need. Food aid is essential in famine situations, but is not a good long term solution to world hunger.
Part of a better long term solution to world hunger is to help people produce some of the food they consume. This strategy not only helps feed hungry people but increases their self-esteem, and self-sufficiency.
Seed Programs International (SPI) is a non-profit, tax exempt, non-governmental humanitarian organization.
We work 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.
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We invite you to get involved.
- Why Donate to SPI?Seed Programs International depends upon public donations to continue its work. You can help! Your gift is multiplied many fold by the hard work of gardeners providing for their own needs. $500 yields 5 tons of food for hungry people. $50 grows 5000 vegetable servings.
- Thank you!GIVEDIRECT is the name that will appear on your credit card statement. Using a secure third party processor helps us keep our costs low and is part of how we spend more than 90% of donations directly on services to fight hunger.
WHICH VEGETABLES? Below is a current sample list. Not all types are available at all times. Use the following link to find our Seed Catalog and ordering information:
Seed Orders Page.
Pepper (Hot, Bell)