Agriculture is the predominant source of income in Africa. But many of the small farming families harvest much less than they could. In times of a lack of grain imports on the markets, bread is scarce. The Stay Seed program helps: Ugandan small farmers receive high-quality seeds and instructions for sowing, crop change, harvesting, drying, storage and much more.
The idea goes back to the Ugandan social entrepreneur Justine Mukazungu and her start-up Stina Foods: Justine has been training farmers for years: women in grain cultivation and makes them suppliers: her baby porridge production.
She supplies her nutritious baby porridge to hospitals, children’s homes and supermarkets around the country. For this, it relies on a productive cereal harvest in her home country.
Many other Ugandan organizations have joined forces in Stay Seed and train hundreds of small farms: in several regions of Uganda.