HARARE - SeedCo FD John Matorofa told analysts yesterday that the group’s turnover for the half year ended 30 September increased by 45% to $36.07 mln due to early maize seed sales and improved winter cereal seed sales.
Increased soyabean production is necessary to meet an increasing domestic and global demand.
Wheat is the second most important cereal crop in the world after rice. It provides 21% of the food calories...
Wheat is the second most important cereal after maize in the food security basket in Zimbabwe.
With the drive to rebuild and grow our economy, it is now imperative that we utilize our abundant resources (water, land and human) especially on the agricultural front.
The Seed Co technical team (comprising of breeders, agronomists and seed inspectorate) is assessing the standing crop performance of Seed Co hybrids grown by farmers in the 2016/17 summer season.
Zimbabwe inyika ine upfumi hwakasimbirira mukurima saka taona zvakakosha kuti hurukuro yekukwiridzira goho remurimi irambe ichiongororwa.
Gocha/green mealie production is one venture with a very lucrative Return On Investment (ROI), which farmers can adopt in irrigation schemes..
Seed Co develops and releases soybean varieties for Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa.
Several studies have shown that grain storage loss can cost farmers 25%-30% of their yield for the season in most cases due to high moisture, pest damage, fungal/bacterial infections, and rodent damage.