These are the values that guide our work:
ACTION: We value taking action to support seed growers and to remove structural barriers to a just and equitable seed and food system.
CIVILITY: We value civil discourse on issues that matter to our constituents.
COLLABORATION: We value public participation in decision-making – in the field and in policy – beginning with the grassroots, resulting in the co-creation of knowledge and shared solutions.
COMMUNITY RIGHTS: We value a community’s right to determine whether and how culturally important seed are used and shared.
DIVERSITY: We value genetic, biological, cultural, and social diversity in our seed and food system.
EQUITY: We value the equitable treatment of all individuals and equitable rights for all, and the equitable exchange of seed with appropriate acknowledgement and compensation.
FAIRNESS: We value fair competition, labor, markets, and opportunities for all.
FARMERS: We value the leadership and rights of farmers across time and scale in research, education, policy, seed stewardship, and food security.
HEALTH: We value a healthy environment and the health of all species, including the right to clean air, soil, and water.
INCLUSIVITY: We value an organizational and program environment that is inclusive of all.
INTEGRITY: We value the integrity of seed and personal and professional integrity in the people who steward them.
PRECAUTION: We value preventative actions and policy positions in the face of uncertainty.
PUBLIC GOOD: We value actions, programs, and policies that aim to serve the public good first.