Hygrotech

Hygrotech Seed (Pty) Ltd. (Hygrotech) was founded in South Africa in 1984. It markets vegetable seeds alongside a range of other agricultural products. In 2011 it launched FertAgChem, a division dedicated to research and development of agricultural chemicals.

? rank out of ? score ?

Regional Index

Eastern Africa

Summary of results:

As the Regional Index’s weakest performer, Hygrotech has multiple opportunities to improve access to seeds for smallholder farmers in Eastern Africa. It could leverage its strong distribution and direct sales network to improve engagement with smallholder farmers as well as use this engagement to inform its R&D focus. No evidence was found of activities related to access to seeds in Governance & Strategy, Research & Development, Capacity Building or Production.

Operations in Scope
  • Countries in Scope
  • Company Presence
  • Production Locations
  • Breeding Station/R&D
Index Crops in Portfolio
Global Vegetable Crops
Broccoli
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Chili pepper
Cucumber
Eggplant
Green bean
Lettuce
Melon
Onion
Pumpkin
Squash
Sweet pepper
Tomato
Watermelon
Leading Practices

    Hygrotech accommodates the differing capacity levels of smallholder farmers by marketing OPVs for crops where OPVs and hybrids are normally available.

Areas for Improvement

    Hygrotech is encouraged to disclose the full scope of its access to seeds-related activities and the Regional Index countries where it operates, and to specify the varieties and traits used in breeding programs in order to clarify the level of suitability for smallholder farmers in Regional Index countries.

Notable Findings

    No notable findings were identified.