Today’s food system creates injustice, damages the environment, and puts our health at risk.
Seventy per cent of the world’s food is grown by 2 billion family farmers. Nearly half of them live below the poverty line.
Farmers’ work is essential, yet they don’t earn a fair income. Their rights to land and seed are under threat. Women and Indigenous farmers face discrimination, and opportunities for young farmers are hard to come by.
Large-scale industrial farming is not a viable solution. It puts profits from food and seed in the hands of only a few. It accelerates biodiversity loss, contributes to climate change, and contaminates our soil and water.
We believe in growing a better world.
We partner with family farmers and like-minded nonprofits around the world to reclaim the power of food for good.
When you support SeedChange, you support 35,000 small-scale farmers fighting for justice, health and sustainability. You allow hard-working farmers to break down barriers to healthy and sustainable food, so they can nourish their communities and live better lives.
You can grow a better world with farmers. The proof is in the field.
What SeedChange does on the ground
We deliver tailored projects that help farmers improve their incomes, defend their rights, and grow better food for all.
We have three decades of experience helping farmers:
- Save, share and breed new seeds directly in the field.
- Restore degraded lands and soil through regenerative techniques.
- Find local solutions to water shortages and climate change.
- Launch successful enterprises and cooperatives to increase their incomes.
- Share and deepen their farming knowledge, with a special focus on the valuable knowledge of women farmers and Indigenous peoples.
- Advocate for their rights at the local, national and international level.
Power their movement.
Financial constraints prevent farmers from investing in better practices. Your donation opens new doors to make change possible.Donate
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Spread the word.
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Grow good food.
Growing good food is a powerful way to reclaim your power over the food system. Discover our resources to get growing.Dig in
The secret life of seeds: Saving sorghum from the brink in Mali
Fanta is a mother of eight, grandmother to 13 and guardian to one very useful grain that everyone had thought lost for good.
Protect farmers’ rights to save seed in Canada!
At SeedChange, we believe that farmers have the right to save seed.
How onions seeds grew into self-sufficiency
For many years, Sitan walked hours every day to the market in Bamako, Mali to sell agricultural goods. Her income was unreliable and the exhausting journey put her personal safety at risk.