“Farmers in Mozambique increasingly see the benefit of using improved seeds”, said Mr Fernando Alberto Chilengue, the General Manager of SEMOC (‘Sementes de Moçambique’) during a meeting with the Access to Seeds Foundation at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam.
Although the formal seed sector in the country is relatively small (around 10%), the uptake of improved seeds increases as evolving climatic conditions and pests and diseases progressively impact agricultural productivity.
Mr. Chilengue was in the Netherlands as part of the delegation during the official state visit of HE President Filipe Nyusi. SEMOC is a publicly owned seed company focused on seed import, multiplication, and seed trade for the Mozambican market. As part of a restructuring program, the company is looking for investor and partnership opportunities.