The seed bank is an opportunity for you to grow with us.
Whether you are donating or selling seeds, assisting with running our farms, giving or selling us land, etc – your contribution will make a difference. With your help seeds from around the world will be collected and placed in a seed bank in an effort to make poverty history.
You can sow into the project in one of the following ways:
1. Giving or selling seeds to the GFFJ. Instead of throwing seeds away, consider storing them for future use. Once you have packaged them according to the correct storage requirements, you may donate or sell them to the organisation. In time, donation of seeds will be used as entry fee into select Global Business Roundtable events, another bonus to look forward to!
2. Pledging, leasing or selling land. As Mr Sipho Mseleku has said, “Land is key. In God’s plan and design, there should be more food than people. Poverty is anti-God, it is man-made.” We can store as many seeds as we can but without the acquisition of arable land for farming we will not be able to fulfil our mandate. By pledging, leasing or selling land to the GFFJ, you give us the opportunity to make a real difference to food security, poverty alleviation and to the job market.
3. Giving technical and technological expertise. Whether it’s the beginning stage of collecting seeds and acquiring land, the middle stage of farming the land, or the final stage of distributing the food (before it all starts again!); there is no aspect that does not require logistical, technical, technological and other expertise. Giving of your time and knowledge is just as valid as other types of generosity. ‘Giving’ expertise enables the GFFJ to be good stewards of the resources that have been entrusted to the organisation.
4. Encouraging others to give. Mobilising those around you to partner with us is an important means of giving to the cause. Garnering support for the initiative means that instead of food and money being wasted, seeds will be saved from food, money will be directed towards the correct causes, and knowledge and expertise will not be in short supply. Restaurants can partner with us to donate food for seed-extraction. Other centres such as schools, prisons and hospitals can do the same. A lot of shop food that has reached its sell-by date is still edible. Rather than throwing away food that could be consumed elsewhere, stores may also be mobilised to partner with the fund to give this food to our initiative.