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 Video still of Honduran woman farmer

Video still of Honduran woman farmer

"Farming is an art. It requires an artist. The farmers who produce seeds, both men and women, are artists and scientists." So says Marvin Gomez, one of the leaders of the impressive farmer-run group FIPAH in Honduras who are just about to receive the first shipment of vegetable seeds from SPI.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9iT5hVwZ1s

Today we are sharing a video produced by USC Canada highlighting FIPAH's work. I hope you have the time to watch the whole 13 minutes. It gives a wonderful window into the communities in Honduras where our vegetable seeds are headed.

It also demonstrates that farming can become an effective gateway to women's empowerment. In the video you can hear and see Honduran women describing exactly that.

You will also note that the past projects shown in the video involve only corn and beans. The goal with your support is to diversify crops, diets, and incomes by including a wide range of varieties of fresh vegetable seed for the farmer groups to test and eventually to develop into seed-production enterprises.

Seeds landed at port in Honduras two weeks ago and are on their way to rural program sites. Thank you again for your assistance in making this happen.

Youth farming is an important element.

Youth farming is an important element.
 
 

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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.