Seed Advocacy

Learn about seed advocacy and the important missions of these groups.

Organic Seed Alliance: (USA) Organic Seed Alliance advances ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world. We envision organic seed systems that are democratic and just, support human and environmental health, and deliver genetically diverse and regionally adapted seed to farmers everywhere.

Seed Map: (Canada) An online portal on seeds, biodiversity and food, including threats and solutions.

Seed Matters: (USA) Seed is the first link in the food and fiber chain. And the chain is only as strong as its weakest link. The Clif Bar Family Foundation created Seed Matters to improve the viability and availability of organic seed to ensure healthy, nutritious and productive crops. Together with our partners and folks just like you, we’re making a noticeable difference – from seed to farm to table. Simply put, our three main goals are: Conserve crop genetic diversity; Promote farmers’ roles and rights as seed innovators and stewards; and Reinvigorate public seed research and education.

Seed Savers Exchange: (USA) We conserve and promote America's culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.

Seeds of Diversity: (Canada) To search out, preserve, perpetuate, study, and encourage the cultivation of heirloom and endangered varieties of food crops; To educate the public about the importance of heirloom and endangered varieties of food crops and the need for their continued cultivation and preservation.

Toronto Seed Library: (Canada) The Toronto Seed Library’s primary focus is on providing free and easy access to viable seeds so that as many people as possible are growing their own organic food and to encourage and enable people to save seeds through awareness, education, and community celebrations aimed at reviving seed saving culture.

USC Canada: (Canada) We promote vibrant family farms, strong rural communities and healthy ecosystems around the world. With engaged Canadians and partners in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, we support programs, training and policies that strengthen biodiversity, food sovereignty and the rights of those at the heart of resilient food systems – women, indigenous peoples and small-scale farmers.