Seeds for Africa began when The Rt. Revd Francis Loyo, who was Bishop of Rokon in Southern Sudan, was chatting to Albert Bullock in the Rutherford Cloister Courtyard during the 1998 Lambeth Conference at the University of Kent at Canterbury. Bishop Loyo talked about the considerable food poverty that existed (and indeed still exists) in Africa.
An idea became a reality and seeds were donated from many places in an effort to help. This was very quickly seen to be impractical.
It was recognised that if the idea was to be successful then seeds and saplings local to the African countries would be needed instead and Albert and Ron Taylor established the strong foundations on which the charity has been built.
The early connection with the University of Kent has continued and we still receive considerable support and assistance from the University, and in particular from Rutherford College where are office is situated. For this, we are immensely grateful.
In 2008 the original registered charity was transferred to an incorporated limited liability company which is also a registered charity.