Our mission is to Breed, Seed and Feed Africa. Our main vision is to dominate the Seed Business in Africa through developing crop varieties i.e., maize hybrids, soya beans, wheat, sorghum, sugar beans and cow peas, with stable performance across both environments and seasons. However, it is important to note that for Seed Co Limited the majority of these regional markets are developing countries which are the most vulnerable to climatic change effects due to limited resources to adapt. There is therefore an urgent need to give all farmers hybrids that are adapted to climate change and which will give them the greatest yield. To achieve this, testing of crop varieties is carried out across different agro-ecologies (throughout Africa) to generate extensive genotype by environment interaction data.
Seed Co Limited also recognises the need to develop hybrids that fit specific environmental conditions. In addition, these varieties will also be coming from a background of an intense breeding programme whose focus is to select for abiotic (heat and drought, low nitrogen use efficiency, soil acidity and alkalinity), biotic (foliar and cob diseases) and response to different agronomic practices. Resultant efforts have produced a number of crop varieties which have allowed farmers to easily adapt to the effects of climatic change in their farming systems and achieve highest yields possible.