NEW: Seed-Co targets climate-smart seeds

17 Apr, 2024 - 15:04 0 Views
NEW: Seed-Co targets climate-smart seeds

The Sunday Mail

Online Reporter

SEED-CO ZIMBABWE says it will continue enhancing its thrust on developing climate-smart products that meet the demands of the ever-changing climate conditions.

Said Seed-Co Zimbabwe acting managing director Mrs Felistas Ndawi-Gurajena: “We have been reconsidering our breeding programmes. We have been working extensively on our research and development, intending to produce more climate-smart products.”

The group said it has significantly invested in research and development at its Kadoma, Muzarabani, Shamva, and Stapleford research stations.

The Shamva and Stapleford research stations are dedicated to disease resistance and yield, while the Muzarabani and Kadoma focus on breeding climate-smart varieties that can withstand drought and extreme weather conditions.

Mrs Ndawi-Gurajena said the group has adequate maize seed stock for the upcoming season.

“Our factory in Stapleford is full of maize seed for the next season. We have got enough to sell for two years if need be,” she said.

“We have got some seed that was produced in this season, but 100 percent under irrigation. But, even without that we have enough for this summer.”

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