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Seed Programs International

Seeds distributionWelcome, 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.

Peace Corps Seed Interest Form
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Seed Programs International

PO Box 9163
Asheville, NC 28815
828-707-1640

 

Seed Programs Canada (Affiliate)

Registered Charity No. 839858107RR0001
Lombardy, ON
613-406-6100

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Seed Programs International (SPI)

Seed Programs InternationalSeed 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.