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Sow Seeds To Fight Hunger. We provide quality vegetable seed, expertise, and resources that local people deploy to boost nutrition, income and climate resilience.
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Three women posing in front in a field
As spring flourishes outside my office window and Earth Day approaches this month, Louis Armstrong’s song “What a Wonderful World” goes through my head. Global Impact celebrates the environment as April’s cause of the month as well. In honor of this month, I’ll share Armstrong’s lyrics that remind me of the ways that Global Impact’s charity partners help create a wonderful world. Planting change in Ethiopia Unlike in the song, there aren’t “trees of green, red roses too,” sprouting up in southern Ethiopia – rather, vegetables and quinoa – but they’re creating a wonderful world, nonetheless. Our charity partner Seed...

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  • Title: Women tending to garden nurseries
  • Charity: Seed Programs International
  • Country: Senegal
  • Photo Credit: Taaru Askan

  • Title: Villages in Ethiopia tending to vegetable gardens
  • Charity: Seed Programs International
  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Photo Credit: Grow East Africa

  • Title: Women’s groups in Guatemala growing organic vegetable gardens
  • Charity: Seed Programs International
  • Country: Guatemala
  • Photo Credit: Wellkind

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Birhan Ladies harvesting vegetables.
GrowEastAfrica (GEA) and Seed Programs International (SPI) have partnered in Burji district to augment rural farmer families’ traditional knowledge about local farming and agriculture. By gaining access to high-quality vegetable seeds and learning new farming practices, families reduce their food vulnerability by growing nutritious vegetables and quinoa for self-sufficiency. The GEA-SPI partnership focuses on the Birhan Ladies Group: a fifty-member women’s farming cooperative that was formed after 2,000 refugee families relocated near the town of Mega in southern Ethiopia. The refugee families—all traditionally-skilled farmers—fled their homes to escape inter-ethnic clashes between two Oromo tribes, the larger Borana tribe and smaller Burji tribe. Leaving their farms and animals behind, families traveled 200 miles to take shelter in the Burji district, their ancestral home. Since then, about half of the refugee families have returned to their former homes, while others remained in the Burji district to start new lives — like the...