the african seed company
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Seed Co develops and markets certified crop seeds, mainly hybrid maize seed, but also cotton seed, wheat, soya bean, barley, sorghum and ground nut seed. Most of our hybrid and non-hybrid cereals and oil crop seed varieties are proprietary, having been developed and bred at our research stations through market-oriented research and breeding programmes.
Seed Co Limited is the leading seed company in Africa with breeding, production and distribution interests in 15 African markets. The group has a wide portfolio of seed products, and other small grain crops.
Our footprint is expanding
In 1997, we established our own operations in Zambia and in the same year acquired a 51% share in the Mozambican seed company, SEMOC (Sementes de Mocambique). In 2000, Seed Co International Limited was formed in Botswana and Seed Co Malawi was established in the same year in order to assist with development in Malawi. In 2001 a joint seed business, Syngenta Seed Co was established in South Africa with Syngenta seeds.
Dominating the seed business in Africa
The group managed to post steady results despite the various challenges. Group turnover grew by 9% to $120m.
Margins remained flat at 45% due to writeoffs of all aged inventories which were reduced in line with Group’s quality policy. The balance sheet grew by 6% to $170m...
The business of growth