Rapidly growing populations and a changing climate contribute to widespread child malnutrition and frequent social unrest in rural areas of Africa, and are placing ever-greater pressure on farmers to improve their harvests.
Approximately 38 million farmers live in 15 African countries where there is virtually no access to seed of improved crop varieties, including Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Guinea, Madagascar, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
The Seed Systems Group works to establish regular, dependable supply of high-yielding, resilient seed of a wide range of food crops among poor, smallholder farmers to help them improve their crop yields, nutritional status, and income. The Seed Systems Group is a non-profit organization registered in the United States and headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
With improved crop varieties now available to allow farmers in virtually any African country to intensify production systems, and a proven method for developing seed delivery systems, we seek to bring the power of high-yielding, locally adapted seed to the tens of millions of farmers living in the 15 countries below in the push for food security in All of Africa.