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Farmers in Bolivia bring water to the mountains

Last year, we asked for help with a critical project in Bolivia: helping farmers bring water to their mountain farms.

Support life-changing agriculture training for family farmers in Bolivia!

This Giving Tuesday, support life-changing agriculture training for farmers in Bolivia!

Who is Lotta Hitschmanova?

This woman shortlisted for Canada's next five dollar bank note is the founder of one of the country's first humanitarian aid organizations.

The Government of Canada supports SeedChange with $2.6 million to prevent a food crisis in Latin America

Since August, SeedChange has been delivering a $2.6 million emergency food security response program in the Dry Corridor of Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua, funded by the Government of Canada.

Farming to keep her loved ones safe from hunger during the pandemic in Guatemala

With food prices rising and the pandemic disrupting supply chains, would everyone be able to find and afford enough food?

Why are local seeds important? This Honduran farmer uses them to help his community

“I don’t worry that there are no vegetables in the market because I produce what I need.”

Support the COVID-19 Indigenous Seed Crisis Response Circle

Indigenous seed keepers are experiencing increased demand for seeds from their communities because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A unique and enduring relationship: Three decades of seed work with Honduran farmers

“This unique partnership has endured for more than two decades. I can’t overstate how powerful and rare this is.”

Seed savers keeping biodiversity alive are connected by their shared mission

“You almost cannot help but feel connected when you work with seed.”

Where does squash come from?

Squash began in Central America and Mexico and includes some of the largest and most diverse fruits in the plant kingdom.

Donors respond to emergency need in Nicaragua

In May, we turned to SeedChange supporters to raise emergency funds for Nicaragua.

Restoring Canadian seed diversity, one farm at a time

All across the country, farmers are restoring Canadian seed diversity. Even here, on this rooftop farm.

Saving your bean seeds: Time to shake, rattle and store!

It's time to think of saving your bean seeds!

A Canadian seed farmer reflects on the pandemic: A Q&A with Kim Delaney

“There have been a lot of challenges. But a lot of learning too—that’s how I'm going to look at it.”

Supporting COVID-19 recovery means supporting farmers everywhere.

“Our local seed varieties are ours and we must protect them.” Community seed banks can... View Article

A seed farmer’s reflections on COVID-19: “Until this year I’d never been called a hero”

As a farmer I’ve always felt my job was important, but up until this year I’d never been called a hero.