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Adopt-a-Seed

Save a little bit of history and help protect our global food supply!
SPIDER PLANT

SPIDER PLANT

Cleome gynandra adds tangy taste, plenty of vitamins A & C, iron, protein and much more to meals!
OKRA

OKRA

Some call it lady’s fingers; we call it delicious! Abelmoschus esculentus offers plenty of folic acid and antioxidants.
ROSELLE

ROSELLE

Dried, pickled, in jams or drinks, the calyxes of Hibiscus sabdariffa provide a delicious boost of antioxidants.
MALABAR SPINACH

MALABAR SPINACH

Smooth and savory, red-stemmed or green-stemmed, Basella spp. enrich meals with ample vitamin C.
AMARANTH

AMARANTH

Tasty leaves AND a versatile high-protein grain, all in one amazing plant!
AFRICAN EGGPLANT

AFRICAN EGGPLANT

Produce eggs without chickens? No problem for Solanum aethiopicum! 
WAX GOURD

WAX GOURD

Benincasa hispida can be stored for months — it’s a vegetable for every kitchen!
WINGED BEAN

WINGED BEAN

Protein-rich seeds and pods of Psophocarpus tetragonolobus enrich diets.

Who's already adopted WorldVeg seed?

Adopt-a-seed today and you’ll be in good company!
Families, Farmers, and Seed Companies

Who grows with WorldVeg seed?

From providing project seed kits to working with groups of seed companies, the World Vegetable Center Genebank is the essential source for the vegetable seed farmers use to produce your food.
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Seed kits distributed in Africa
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Seed kits distributed in Asia
609000
Seed samples distributed 1974 - 2017
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Seed companies in WorldVeg consortia
Adopt a SEED KIT and help families in Africa and Asia begin producing healthy, fresh vegetables at home!
WorldVeg selects well-adapted vegetable seed for a specific area, usually choosing about 6 to 8 different types of crops, including traditional vegetables. The kit also contains cultivation instructions and a recipe booklet.
We then work with local partners to produce the seed, assemble the kits, and distribute them to people participating in our research projects. Recipients receive training in gardening skills to get their gardens growing strong right from the start. The combination of seed kits and garden training has been proven to be successful in increasing the amount of vegetables the producing households grow — and in improving the nutrition of household members. In Bangladesh, for example, the distribution of seed kits in combination with gardening training offered to women reduced deficiencies of iron, vitamin A and zinc in family members. Read more about seed kits. Adopt a SEED KIT for a family today!