Limited knowledge, lack of access to information, high cost of seed, and lack of seed laws. These factors still limited smallholder farmers’ ability to utilise seed to its full potential in Southern Africa.
Several South African Confederation of Farmers Union (SACAU) members attended a work-shop held by SACAU and the Access to Seed Foundation (ATSF) in Johannesburg. The meeting was to discuss access to seed in the Eastern and Southern African region.
Mr. Ishmael Sunga, the chief executive officer of SACAU, said planning and strategic thinking was needed for future farmers, which started with good seed.
“Access to this seed at the right time, at the right cost, at the right place and with the right quality is a key driver of productivity.”
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