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1 in 4 people globally are food insecure.

Conflict, climate change, and poverty are the main culprits.

Good quality vegetable seed, locally-appropriate farmer training, agricultural supplies, and ongoing support can provide a solution.

Seed Programs International is a 501c3 nonprofit based in the US that operates globally. Our tax ID is 56-2092576.

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We work together to create sustainable and equitable food systems.

  • Seed

    We assess vegetable seed availability and strengthen local seed markets. We provide appropriate seed when local sources are not adequate.

  • Training

    We identify appropriate training that leverages existing knowledge and resources to bolster food production and strengthen resilience.

  • Support

    We provide capacity building, project consultation, and technical expertise to organizations around the world.

  • Networking

    We connect regional partners to share successes, challenges, resources, and knowledge to improve program success and growth.


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Women Empower their Communities

Tecpan Women in Guatemala

Empowered woman can empower an entire community. The UN estimates that for every $1 a woman earns, 90 cents goes back into her family, creating upward mobility that breaks the cycle of poverty. By working with women’s groups, we help women build food security whilst producing income for their families.

Powering Community Gardens in the US

38 million people in the US are food insecure. Charitable community gardens can change that. Community gardens promote food literacy and increase access to healthy, nutritious food for families in need across the country.

Crisis Recovery for Refugees and IDPs

Grow East Africa Ethiopia Tomato

Vegetable growing programs can provide an enduring, stabilizing element in crisis recovery. Post-crisis food markets can feature wild shortages and surpluses, price spikes and crashes, and food-quality concerns. Vegetable production can provide long term resilience and stability.


Seeds for School Gardens

School gardens grow vegetables and also grow future leaders to counter hunger and poverty in their communities. In many places, a garden-supported school lunch is the only healthy meal of the day and motivates parents to keep their kids in school.

A Hunger Action Day Online Event

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Poetry for School Gardens
September 23, 4 - 5:30 EST

Join us for a free online event to listen to original poetry and learn about initiatives to improve food security!

Event will feature speakers from Seed Programs International, Poetry X Hunger, and Sustainable Community Initiative for Empowerment (SCINE).

Event will feature poetry readings by: Taku Chikepe, Diane Wilbon Parks, Laura McGinnis, Christopher George, Willeena Booker, Patricia Asuncion, and Katiba Muhammed.

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News and Views

08 Sep

Poetry for School Gardens

Do you like poetry? Do you appreciate its ability to create multisensory meaning and understanding to issues and challenges?

30 Aug

Planting Season in Ukraine and Poland

The planting season is underway in Ukraine and Poland and our partners are creating gardens throughout the two counties.

SCINE 2023 Visit

29 Jun

Uganda Visit 2023!

Seed Programs International (SPI) Board of Directors member, Ton Van Der Velden, had an opportunity to travel to Africa

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Seed Programs International is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates globally.  

Our EIN/Tax ID is 56-2092576. Thank you for your support!

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