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Seed Programs International

EbolaIt’s been one year since we heard about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and you may not be seeing or hearing about it so much in the media these days. With almost 10,000 people reported to have died of the virus, the crisis is far from over and there is still much to be done. Although the spread of the disease has slowed, it has not stopped, and the long-term effects of the outbreak are devastating. Many people have lost their livelihoods and lack steady sources of income.

Food shortage is often an issue in Liberia and many sub-Saharan African countries, and the number of people without food has grown in the wake of Ebola. In a country where so many already lived on less than $2 a day, Ebola has crippled the struggling population's ability to earn a livelihood and feed their families. The epidemic has caused missed planting and harvesting seasons, price spikes, and food shortages.
 
What does all this mean? It means that even as we see the number of cases come down, we cannot disengage. There is much work that needs to be done. Working with three in-country partners to reach those most isolated by poverty and disease, SPI has provided more than 25,000 packets of tested, appropriate vegetable seeds, along with support and training. Together with our partner organization Church Aid Liberia we are committed to supporting communities Liberia build a better future. 

For more details visit: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/seeds-for-liberia/

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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.