A farmer’s greatest triumph in their farming journey is in good soil preparation, sowing good quality seeds, managing costs and reaping a bountiful harvest. We therefore source and select our seeds for both green house and open field production from renowned, leading and globally respected seed producers and breeders who meet all international seed testing standards. Our hybrid and open pollinated seeds portfolio is carefully chosen, tried and tested locally to suit the soil and growing conditions in Rwanda. Additionally, we have our professional team of agronomists advising farmers on the best seed varieties suitable for their regions.
The effects of climate change have interrupted sowing and harvesting patterns in Rwanda. In an effort to help farmers better adapt, we are continuously working on providing high quality hybrid seeds that are well adapted and capable of dealing with changing climatic conditions and emerging diseases.
In recent years, drought has become a major challenge for our farmers who are dependent on rain fed agriculture. To mitigate this, we supply hybrid vegetable and fodder seeds that are drought tolerant.
Through our focused product development approach, we are continuously looking for seeds and testing new varieties to solve emerging diseases that farmers are battling with.
Our seeds have added value and benefited small and medium scale farmers, export farmers as well as Non- Governmental organizations (NGO’s) and Community Based Organisations (CBO’s) working with communities towards sustainable farming.
In our range of tomato seeds, Shanty Improved F1 and Lakshmi F1 are suitable for regions experiencing high temperatures and dry growing conditions. Additionally, they are also resistant to Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus (TYLCV). Our Zara F1, Ansal F1 and Nova F1 tomato varieties are also resistant to Bacterial wilt and are recommended for wilt prone areas.
Zara F1 is a prolific bearer with fruit that is medium sized 100 -120g, deep red in colour with excellent shelf life.
Nova F1 has medium-big fruit sizes of 110-140g, deep red colour with good shelf life.
Lakshmi F1 is resistant to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) as well and is suitable for hot growing conditions. It has big fruits of 140 -160g, deep red colour with excellent shelf life.
Additionally, we also offer a wide range of Indeterminate varieties for under cover production such as Eva F1 which is a saladette variety with 140-180g fruit size as well as Top 2212 which is a beef tomato with 180 – 220g fruit size.
Our Onion Russet F1 ensures that the output is higher than per given area. This variety is well suited for the cooler regions and has very early maturing making it advantageous for rain fed production. The bulb size is medium to large, very pungent with a deep red color and with a potential output of 30 Tonnes per acre.
Most onion growing areas face challenges of Onion Pink Root disease from continuous onion production with limited crop rotation. Russet F1 has proved resistance to Pink Root and the variety can be grown both under irrigation and in rain fed areas.
Cabbage farming traditionally thrives in cool and wet areas. However, our Tycoon F1 seed variety is well adapted to dry conditions with some irrigation. It is a superior, hardy hybrid variety with good heat tolerance. It exhibits superior traits as an unbeatable variety regardless of the region it is grown. Maturing in only 75 days after transplanting.
Tycoon has good head weight (4-5kgs), excellent field holding capacity and has very uniform heads hence, a one off harvest. Its compact head with enough cover leaves makes it suitable for long distance transportation.
For farmers growing livestock fodder, the grass Brachiaria Mulatto is drought tolerant and suitable for grazing.
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