Welcome, Peace Corps Volunteer! If you are visiting Seed Programs International’s website, you have probably begun or are planning your service term- congratulations! Most Peace Corps Volunteers find that regardless of their area of expertise, they also end up working in some form of agriculture during their term. In the process, many volunteers identify a seed deficit and seek a source to fill this need. This may be related to specific nutritional deficiencies in a community or to enhance local gardening efforts with improved seed. Or, it may be to establish a seed bank or help boost the local economy with a marketable commodity. For any combination of these, Seed Programs International can supply the seeds.
SPI has had many successful partnerships with Peace Corps Volunteers. Since 1998, we have sent over 70,000 packs of seeds to Peace Corps recipients in 11 countries: Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Dominica, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Peru, and Senegal. In addition to seed, SPI provides critical seed expertise.
SPI understands that the PCV does not arrive for their service with any funding secured for special projects. We have several strategies for aiding the PCV to obtain the funding needed to fulfill their project goals. SPI can help design a program to match each community’s specific needs. Just tell us what the need in the form below and we’ll let you know how we can help.
You can also use our designated Peace Corps project fundraising page to raise money for your seed project. Just tell your supporters to put your name and site in the comments field when they donate.