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Seed Co 11 Tonne Plus Club 2016/2017 Winners

Seed Co 11 Tonne Plus Winner
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

As Seed Co Zimbabwe we have decided to invest in productivity enhancing initiatives, one of such is the 11 tonne Club, which is an elite club of high achievers especially those who cultivate above ten hectares of maize. 

The objectives of this initiative are to create a source of social capital, technical capital and to enhance a good competitive spirit exists among our farmers.  This ensures a bearing on the profitability of our farmers and once the farmers businesses grow, our business grows too.

For the 2016/2017 maize season, we collaborated with Agritex, Zimbabwe Farmers Union, Zimbabwe Commercial Farmers Union and Zimbabwe National Farmers Union who took part in the adjudication process. The results had 34 farmers who had harvested over 11 tonnes of maize, all the farmers testified that they achieved this bumper harvest through adopting good agronomic practises and using the right seed, which as Seed Co we are saying a bumper harvest begins with the right seed. 

On first place we had Tinashe Ziki from Mhangura Highbury Farm who harvested 21.92tonnes per hectare using the SC719 variety. On second place, we had Kuda Kudenga from Marondera Kudenga Farm who also harvested 21.86tonnes per hectare using the SC727 variety. Then on third place, we had E. Nasmento from Mzowe, Esbury Farm who yielded 15.70tonnes per hectare using SC608 variety.

Applications for the 2017/2018 season are already in place; to register farmers need to have at least 10hectares of highbred maize.

Below is a list of all the 34 listings of the farmers who yielded more than 11tonnes per hectare:

1

Tinashe Ziki

Mash West

21.92

SC 719

2

Kuda Kudenga

Mash East

21.86

SC 727

3

Eskbank Farm-E. Nascmento

Mash Central

15.70

SC 608

4

ARDA/Trek-Mbuya Nehanda Estates

Mash West

15.54

SC 637

5

Mike Mutasa

Mash West

15.45

SC 719

6

Oswell Chakwanda

Mash West

15.32

SC 727

7

Peter Dilmetris

Mash West

15.26

SC 727

8

Hashmond Matemera

Mash West

15.00

SC 719

9

Irmaos-Angus Guthrie

Mash Central

14.90

SC 727

10

Mwenewazvo Estates

Mash Central

14.70

SC 727

11

Christopher Nyangoni

Mash Central

12.51

SC 727

12

Merry Ellen-Halsteads Brothers

Mat North

12.42

SC 727

13

Berry Stewart

Mash West

12.40

SC 727

14

Bulelani Usher Cakana

Mash West

12.35

SC 727

15

Moddy Mahoho

Mash Central

12.08

SC 727

16

Conorpia Farm

Mash Central

12.01

SC 727

17

Glenara Esatates

Mash Central

11.99

SC 727

18

Kunatsa Estates

Mash Central

11.86

SC 727

19

Joseph Nyakudya

Mash East

11.85

SC 727

20

Justin and Idah Mupamhanga

Mas Central

11.70

SC 727

21

Moffat Sefu

Mash West

11.50

SC 727

22

ART Farm Commercial Farm

Harare

11.32

SC 727

23

Petronella Midzi

Mash East

11.25

SC 727

24

ARDA/Trek-Antelope

Mat South

11.20

SC 529

25

Billabong Farm

Mash Central

11.12

SC 727

26

Inamo Agri-Gary Parharm

Mash Central

11.03

SC 727

27

Grace Hama

Mash Central

11.00

SC 727

28

Noah Mangondo

Mash East

11.00

SC 727

29

Leticia Chako Tapfumaneyi

Mash East

14.53

SC 727

30

Richard Chinyani and Lynfield

Mash West

14.45

SC 727

31

Godfrey and Helen Pfachi

Mash Central

14.38

SC 727

32

Len Smit

Mash Central

14.00

SC 727

33

Eng. R. J Chitsiko

Mash West

13.90

SC 727

And profitability of the farmers and our business to:

  • Agritex, ZFU ZCFU adjudicators
  • Tinashe Ziki Highbury Farm
  • Genetic gains

To register farmers need to have at least 10 hectares of hybrid seed.

Seed Co has provided us with a stable market and technical support during the season.

We received a planter, plough and harrow from Seed Co and this greatly improved our lives as communal farmers.

Firstly, I would to thank Seed Co for the opportunity to brag about Seed Co. They are a fantastic company and they have put me on the map.