Our Approach

Throughout our 25 years of operation, Seed Programs International has worked closely with food insecure communities and the seed sector. We work collaboratively with our partner organizations to implement programs that improve global food security through crop production with a focus on vegetables.

We work with our extensive network of partners to receive high-quality seed that we then place with local organizations that are implementing agricultural programs throughout the world. We also work with local seed companies in international markets to facilitate access to local seed and support future access to localized markets and food systems, strengthening local and regional seed supply chains. Seed Programs International identifies and helps provide appropriate training, gardening tools and resources to organizations in the field completing the work. We work with local communities to build sustainable and equitable livelihoods, food autonomy, and ecological resilience. We honor the wisdom and networks that have historically created food security and ecological resilience.



    We do not send expensive staff and trainers to live or teach thousands of miles away from our headquarters. Instead, we believe in the power of local leadership and provide seeds and expertise as means to foster that leadership.


    Seed programs are a cost effective way to  maximize  limited funds available to help those in need – by providing seeds instead of costly shipments of bulk food, costs are reduced and outcomes are more sustainable.


    Over the years, Seed Programs has accumulated the necessary knowledge, partnership network, and specialized associates to support people of all ages in communities large and small in tropical, temperate, as well as cool climates. 


    Our programs are designed to provide long-term solutions to the program participants to elevate them out of poverty. Once skills are learned, they can be used for a lifetime. 

Seed Programs International

5-Year Strategic Plan

We work collaboratively to improve global food security through agriculture

We are excited to share our 5-year Strategic Plan for Seed Programs International! This plan outlines our history, mission, focus, approach, values, and goals for the next 5 years.

This plan directs our priorities and ensures our programs are achieving their goals and creating real improvements in the lives of our partners and beneficiaries.

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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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