Our Chia seeds are sourced from a cooperative of Farmers in Uganda operating under the Gorta-Self Help Africa scheme. Self Help Africa empower local communities through the provision of seeds and agricultural training.
Their vision is a rural Africa free from hunger and poverty.
Healy Chia work collaboratively with our partners to assist in the growth of trade in developing countries. Our chia seeds provide farmers with a sustainable source of income and opportunity for growth.
Pictured Left to Right: Engerok Obin (Self Help Africa), Gareth Healy (Healy Chia), Gordon Jones (Godson Group), Anne Macharia (Godson Group), Frances Collins (Embassy of Ireland, Uganda)
“Healy Chia’s partnership with local investor Godson Commodities and Self Help Africa will bring about real change in the lives of the famers they work with and their communities.
We at the Embassy of Ireland are delighted to see them investing in Uganda. This is a sector which the Government of Ireland through the recently launched Africa Agri Food Development Programme is supporting”
– Embassy of Ireland, Uganda
The non-native crop is a new endeavour for many farmers, and in addition to the processing plant Healy Chia will be working to secure additional threshing machines and boreholes.
Ray Jordan, CEO of Gorta-Self Help Africa said that the Healy Group’s investment in Uganda would provide rural poor farmers with a valuable market for their produce, and make a valuable commitment to local job creation and economic development.
“Over 12,000 people will directly benefit from the investment, meaning that rural poor households in Uganda will increase their incomes, and have more money available to feed and care for their families, and educate their children,” he said.
The crop is expected to be ready from September 2017, with both conventional and organic varieties available.
By choosing Healy Chia you will be showing a commitment to ensuring an ethical and transparent supply chain.
For further information about the work that GSHA do, please visit their website: https://selfhelpafrica.org/ie/