125 S Lexington Ave, Suite 101 - 11, Asheville, NC 28801
SEED PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL
To improve food security, strengthen communities, and cultivate sustainable livelihoods through agriculture.
An equitable world whereby communities have access to quality seed of diverse crop varieties and the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to grow nutritious food and establish sustainable and resilient food systems.
Improving access to seed, training, and agricultural resources will reduce hunger and poverty, improve nutrition, build local community capacity, cultivate climate resilience, and create sustainable practices for resilient livelihoods.
The following can be accomplished:
Improve nutrition by having people grow vegetables rich in micronutrients that are otherwise missing from diets. These vitamins and minerals are essential for prenatal health, safe childbirth, child development, productivity and supporting a long and healthy life.
Grow Sustainable Livelihooods
Grow sustainable livelihoods by diversifying and increasing crop production so that excess harvest as well as novel crop harvests can be sold in local markets. This extra income breaks the cycle of poverty by allowing farmers to pay for kids’ school fees, medicine, clothing, safe shelter, and other needs.
Support Climate Resilience
Support community and climate resilience by identifying and utilizing climate-smart agricultural techniques that bolster soil fertility and stability, diversify crop production, and increase sustainable productivity.
Assist in Crisis Recovery
Support medium to long-term crisis recovery efforts by utilitizing crop production to stabilize and rebuild livelihoods, create resilience to surrounding stressors, and reduce dependency on aid.
Build capacity of local organizations, communities and individual farmers by increasing skill sets to help people reduce their dependency on aid. Our goal is to work ourselves out of a job, one community at a time.
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!