ABOUT UJAMAA SEEDS
Formed in 2021, UJAMAA SEEDS is the entrepreneurial program of the Ujamaa Cooperative Farming Alliance (UCFA). UCFA is a program of STEAM ONWARD, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization, organized in the state of Maryland.
The mission of UCFA is to increase diversity in the $15 billion dollar U.S. seed industry. We are committed to providing increased opportunities and support for growers from historically marginalized communities in the area of seed farming. To this end, the UCFA is working to bridge the gap between prospective BIPOC seed growers and seed companies.
Ujamaa, a Swahili word, literally means 'extended family'. As the fourth principle of Kwanzaa, ujamaa means 'cooperative economics'. This principle tasks us to build our own businesses, and control the economics of our communities.