Fair Planet Seeds

I just had a long conversation with Shoshan H. from Fair Planet Seeds, an Israeli start-up with the vision to take upon itself the initial risk that seed companies won’t take in order to conduct initial field testing of appropriate vegetable seed varieties in different regions of Sub-Saharan Africa.  We’ve agreed informally to partner on any potential expansion of Out of the Ground’s work in Zambia. I think their working model is great, and could have a huge impact on smallholder gardens. Their model could also work very well in combination with ours – we provide irrigation and water investments on micro-loans, and they help identify and provide appropriate, high-quality seeds.

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