Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables

by Seed Programs International
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables
Seeds and Skills for Women to Grow Vegetables

Project Report | May 8, 2024
Mother's Day Spotlight: Empowering Women Farmers

By Georgia | Project Leader

Woman farmer in Colombia planting heirloom veggies
Woman farmer in Colombia planting heirloom veggies

This Mother's Day, we celebrate the incredible women who nurture not just their families, but entire communities. Seed Programs International (SPI) is proud to partner with inspiring women farmers across the globe, empowering them to become leaders in sustainable agriculture and improve their livelihoods.

The Power of Women in Agriculture:

  • Global Leaders: Did you know? Women comprise 43% of the agricultural workforce in developing countries, and are responsible for over 50% of all food production globally! They play a crucial role in ensuring food security for billions.

  • Nurturing Families and Communities: Women farmers are not just food producers; they are also nutritional gatekeepers, responsible for feeding their families and ensuring healthy diets within their communities. Their knowledge of local crops and traditional practices is invaluable.

  • Community Builders: Beyond food production, women farmers often play a central role in community development. Research suggests women farmers prioritize reinvesting income into their families' health, education, and well-being, which ultimately benefits the broader community.

From Guatemala to Kenya:

  • Guatemalan mothers are gaining valuable skills and income opportunities through training in organic gardening techniques. This allows them to provide nutritious food for their families while becoming self-sufficient.

  • Kenyan widows are finding strength and economic independence through participation in small-scale commercial agriculture. SPI's support equips them with the knowledge and resources needed to succeed.

  • South Sudanese Refugee women and mothers are rebuilding their lives and contributing to their new communities by learning to create value-added vegetable products. This empowers them to earn a sustainable income and build a brighter future. Focusing on post-harvest loss techniques increases food access while working with existing food production in crisis areas.

These are just a few examples of the many ways SPI supports women farmers on Mother's Day and every day. By providing training, resources, and access to markets, we help them become agricultural leaders, nourish their families and communities, and build a more equitable food system for all. 

From our table to yours, Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Kenyan widow in her permaculture garden
Kenyan widow in her permaculture garden
Guatemalan women's cooperative for organics
Guatemalan women's cooperative for organics
Refugee women with value-added veggie products
Refugee women with value-added veggie products
Mother and daughter harvesting food in Ethiopia
Mother and daughter harvesting food in Ethiopia
Kyrgyz mothers selling organic veggies at market
Kyrgyz mothers selling organic veggies at market
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By Georgia Beasley | Project Leader

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Seed Programs International

Location: Asheville, NC - USA
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Project Leader:
Georgia Beasley
Asheville , NC United States
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