Malnutrition in rural Africa
239 millions Africans suffer from malnourishment
As shown by the dramatic food crisis in Africa in 2007-2008, food insecurity is particularly acute in rural areas where the vast majority of the African population lives. Ironically, farmers are the ones more severely hit by hunger.
Hunger by itself hampers the social and economic growth of the continent. As a consequence, 33 out of the 50 poorest countries in the world concentrate in Africa.
Paradoxically, perspectives for growth in the African continent are huge.
Particularly in the agricultural field, vast opportunities for development are possible. Africa holds both the economic potential as well as the land to properly feed its population.
By providing poor farmers and their families with the means to develop their crops as well as agri-food activities, living conditions thanks to additional revenues can be improved and food security can be enhanced.
90% of agricultural production is grown by family-based farming
Agriculture development is currently considered as a paramount strategy for the African continent to feed people, reduce poverty and fuel economic growth.
This is the reason why SEED Foundation has chosen to strive for food security in Africa through sustainable agricultural activities.
Goals for our actions
All selected projects meet these goals
Act upon the whole agricultural sector
from production to transformation and marketing at the most local level.
Promote family-based agriculture
As the most common and food-efficient leverage to curb hunger and poverty.
Develop local resources
adapted to African soils and optimize yields and crops.
Strive for sustainable agricultural activities
to achieve sustainable development from a social, economic and environmental point of view.
Nos objectifs d’actions
Les projets soutenus répondent à ces objectifs
Agir sur les filières agricoles
de la production à la commercialisation en passant par la transformation pour atteindre sur les marchés locaux.
Promouvoir l’agriculture familiale
forme d’agriculture la plus courante et la plus nourricière comme solution à la lutte contre la faim et la pauvreté.
Valoriser les ressources locales
des terroirs africains et optimiser leur mode de gestion.
Encourager les pratiques agricoles durables
pour un développement agricole viable sur le plan social, économique et environnemental.
Our method to achieve results
Steps for a virtuous cycle
Committed corporate sponsors are mobilized around philanthropic human-sized initiatives to develop innovative projects along with African farmers.
Choosing and supporting
Projects selected by SEED Foundation are financed by our affiliated sponsors. Projects are developed over several years to achieve agricultural sustainable growth in order to improve living conditions of the more vulnerable populations.
Follow and evaluate
Monitor actions through field visit, reports and final evaluations of projects.
Our actions with the general public promote a more dynamic image of African family farming.