AFRICAN SEED COMPANIES AT AGRICOL
Representatives of five seed companies paid a visit to the premises of Agricol, a South African seed company, at their head office and storage facility at Brackenfell, Western Cape, South Africa. Representing Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, the seed companies were all attending the annual Making Markets Matter (MMM) agribusiness training program. Agricol produces certified seed for various types of crops including cereals (including maize, sorghum), legumes, pastures and turf grasses. The company has branches across South Africa, and it exports seed across Africa and Asia. The export destinations include Uganda for sunflower seed and Pakistan for sorghum seed, among others. The company has an internationally accredited seed laboratory in KwaZulu Natal province.