Demeter Seed connecting with Malawi farmers nationwide

In preparation for the next planting season Demeter Seed is participating in ag-shows nationwide. This in order to connect with local farmers and inform them on the importance of good seed.

Because it  starts with the seed. If the wrong seed is planted all the other inputs and efforts are wasted. If the genetic potential is not there, the optimum utilsation of inputs will not be possible.

Here some impressions.

 

 

DemeterSeed training agro-dealers for good seed distribution in Malawi

Good food production starts with good farmers planting good seed. To make this possible Demeter Seed of Malawi puts a lot of effort into training it’s agro-dealer distributors for professsional product knowledge and timey distribution.

For this Demeter Seed is holding various workshops at key centres throughout Malawi in order to be well prepared for the next planting season and provide the Malawi farmers with the tools they need to provide sufficient food for the nation.

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Demeter Seed ranks 13 in Africa

Seed companies are a crucial partner in efforts to raise smallholder farmer productivity and achieve food and nutrition security. For the second time, the Access to Seeds Index shines a light on companies taking the lead in reaching smallholder farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa ranking Demeter Seed of Malawi 13th.

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Malawi seed sector heading for improved regional integration

Recently the Malawi seed sector stakeholders convened in lilongwe to discuss SADC Harmonised Seed Regulations Dialogue and TASAI Malawi Research Findings.

The primary objective of harmonization of seed regulations is to achieve effciencies  by integrating smaller and isolated national seed markets into one larger SADC market for seed. This, in turn, will enhance entry in the Region of new improved varieties and ease the movement of quality seed from countries with surplus to countries in need of seed. Both national and regional seed suppliers will find SADC a more attractive market. Lower costs and simpler administration will further encourage local, small-scale seed producers and suppliers to expand their activities.

The overall benefits will be increased investments in the seed sector, increased seed production, more varieties available, and increased competition. In the end, farmers will be offered access to a wider portfolio of quality seed products at more affordable prices. For the region, this will contribute to seed and food security, and thus support efforts to alleviate hunger and poverty.

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