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In September of 2015, the women’s program in Liberia hosted an agriculture and nutrition learning and recipe exchange event entitled Proper Nutrition is Powerful. This two-day event hosted 35 women and provided workshops on the Food pyramid, cooking lessons, recipe exchange and sharing sessions, and most important of all child nutrition. The program-driven group workshops focused on strengthening, and aligning traditional food and cooking methods with vegetable varieties grown with SPI seeds. By engaging a mix group of older women and young mothers the event offered opportunities for knowledge exchange, sharing of cooking styles, and learning how to select and cook ingredients that will improve nutritional intake.

SPI Liberia partner reported that the women in attendance all mothers, who all understood and agreed that children who are well nourished, are more likely to be healthy, productive and able to learn. As we all know, malnutrition is devastating. It blunts intellect, saps productivity, and perpetuates poverty for any family and society it touches. On a recent Skype call with SPI staff Ms. Miatta Sirleaf, lead trainer for the women’s program said “This year awareness of nutrition issues, particularly stunting in children, has increased, because of advocacy and access to resources made available through SPI’s support.”

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, Liberia women’s program is expanding their reach and teaching some very essential and important skills so women can go beyond surviving to thriving.

Thank you!

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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.