Our Story

Seeds are the cornerstone of productive farming and in Africa Seed Co is a trail-blazer in the research, production and marketing of certified seed. Founded in 1940 by a Cooperative of Zimbabwean farmers, Seed Co is now a Pan-African producer of field crops seeds, as well as vegetable seeds that are adaptable and purpose-bred for the various ecological zones in Africa. Seed Co caters for small-scale and commercial farmers, continually adapting its breeding and production programmes to sustainably meet the demands of Africa’s farmers and growing consumers.

Seed Co operates in nearly 20 countries in Africa, with a rich portfolio of hybrid and certified seed species of maize, soya-beans, wheat, sorghum, groundnuts, vegetables, cotton and rice. Seed Co breeds, produces and markets its seed varieties that are , high-yielding, adaptive to changing weather patterns, and resistant to diseases and pests. Seed Co runs Africa-wide research and development facilities, programmes, out-grower schemes, and manages an extensive ecosystem of farmers, value chain actors, extension, infrastructure, supply-chain partners.

Seed Co is part of the Limagrain Group. This gives it access to world-class capabilities, that bolster its bid to be a dominant and agile Seed Business in Africa. Seed Co’s growing Africa footprint covers Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It also distributes its seed varieties in Angola, DRC, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Uganda and several countries in West Africa.

Seed Co is committed to the sustainability of its seed-to-feed business. It is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and respect for its stakeholders. It innovates, delivers climate-smart high yielding seed solutions, agronomic support, and training to help farmers to efficiently use land and other farming inputs to feed people and livestock. Seed Co is committed to sound environmental stewardship through responsible use of natural resources, the environment, safety and caring with host communities.

Seed Co promotes farming practices that work with nature to mitigate climate change. Seed Co contributes positively to feeding the world, revitalizing local economies and agricultural production, empowering small-holder farmers and households. Seed Co helps farmers improve yields and farming impact through drought, pest, and disease tolerant seed varieties.