Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mennonites help Africans with seed

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) is providing Quality Seed to farmers to help lift them out of poverty.

With backing from the federal government, MEDA runs a program called GROW (the Greater Rural Opportunities for Women) which has helped more than 1,000 groups of women in 275 communities.

For example, under MEDA’s tutelage, Quality Seed producers grow and supply soybean seed to women farmers in Ghana, Africa.

The seed has performed well, as evidenced by high grain yields. 

Household nutrition levels have been enhanced by inclusion of soy in family diets and commercial grain sales have generated cash revenues.