Seed Production Project

Started by theWestern Cape Department of Agriculture

Why was it started?
Helping farmers in that area enter the commercial market

How was it done?
Seed was obtained from Sengenta. They usually export seed but Government negotiations allowed the farmers to obtain seed from them. The department supported with net structures, irrigation systems and production inputs. The farmers joined their land and farms cooperatively. Government also provides water at a lower tariff.

How was it funded?
The Western Cape Department of Agriculture

Social and Economic Implications
In 2007 the farmers realised a turnover of over R280 000