Seed For Farmers Program - A Completed Project

Home Food Security - 1000's of farmers assisted

Malawi frequently experiences severe drought and receives only sporadic rainfall. As a result, there are many families that do not have enough food to sustain themselves through the drought season.

To bring hope and help to Malawi - We have supported our partner who has provided farmers, who live along rivers or who have access to irrigation, with a 5 kg bag of registered seed (maize). A 5 kg bag of seed, with adequate irrigation, produces a harvest of 750 kg of maize (corn) over the 4-5 month growing season. This amounts to fifteen 50 kg bags of maize. This enables farmers to feed their families for an entire year and have enough left over to plant a crop for the following year, enabling them to establish a self sustaining food supply.

Each farmer supported in this way is required to sign a contract and to give back one 50 kg bag of maize at harvest time to the supplying agency to support a community Feeding Program.

The "seed for farmers" project is encouraging Malawians to help Malawians. Each farmer has also committed to selling one bag of maize from their harvest in order to purchase registered seed for the following planting season. Each farmer will be left with enough food to sustain his/her household for an entire year - and enough left over to plant a crop for the following season.

The goal for each growing season is - $15,000. this will enable 1000 farmers to feed their families for an entire year - and establish a self sustaining food supply. With an average of five people per household, his program will directly impact over 5,000 people!! 

$15,000 invested produces the following results - 1,000 farmers provided with a 5 kg bag of registered maize to plant in growing season. For each farmer, this results in a harvest of 750 kg of maize which is adequate to feed their family for an entire year!!

This program is a clear alternative to a "hand-out", or simply giving poor people food!! It enables farmers to plant their own crops and feed their own families. This empowers families to become self-reliant and live with self esteem, dignity, and hope!!

How you can help We have "home food security" programs operating in several countries. Call us to discuss current opportunities to help the poor feed their families - thereby providing home food security as well as dignity, self esteem and hope!!



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