Seed Programs Canada (SPC), is pleased to announce the largest seed donation in our history with the supply of $400,000 in vegetable seed to the Native Women's Association of Canada. In November 2022, SPC secured a seed donation from West Coast Seeds, a prominent BC-based seed company with distribution across Canada. The donation included a broad range of nutritious vegetable varieties that are suitable for Canadian conditions. In December, SPC selected the Native Women's Association of Canada as the recipient of this seed which will be distributed across their network. NWAC / AFAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster social, economic, and cultural well-being of indigenous women and girls. A significant element of their overall goals is to foster food security and regain food production abilities. Seed Programs Canada is very happy to be a part of this effort.
WHAT WE DO Gardening programs are a proven way to fight hunger, malnutrition, and disease. We supply humanitarian organizations good quality donated seed, technical expertise, and operating program support. Our supply of non-GMO vegetable seed is available to qualified organizations and individuals for development projects large and small.
WHY SOW SEED TO FIGHT WORLD HUNGER
Half the world still lives on less than $2 per day. On this budget, it can be impossible to sustain life. Malnutrition in the developing world causes dire consequences for nearly a billion people, 60% of them women and girls. Yet, there is hope for change as the majority of those who are hungry are farmers by trade, but lack the resources to grow their own food. In many developing countries, women in particular are well-positioned to lead families and communities out of malnutrition and poverty. Hunger is overcome when people are empowered to produce their own food.
Seed Programs Canadaprovides quality seeds and critically-needed expertise to impoverished communities in developing countries. The strategy initiates a cycle of self-sufficiency that gives people resources they need to feed themselves. Extra vegetables are readily sold to bring household income. Gardeners are then able to cover school fees and supplies, garden equipment, and healthcare, furthering their ability to overcome poverty.
With SPC’s investment in their futures, people around the world are achieving better lives—for their families and their communities.