Article earlier published in People Daily:
“Little-known firms have outsmarted multinational companies in assisting smallholder farmers access quality seeds.
Two regional firms engaged in supplying seeds have topped the 2019 Access to Seeds Index for Eastern and Southern Africa, for playing a key role in raising smallholder farmer productivity, according to new research by the Amsterdam-based Access to Seeds Foundation.
Kenyan companies, East African Seed and Seed Co, placed first and second respectively, have both grown their activities in the region since the first index was published in 2016. East African Seed has a broad portfolio of local crops and large network of extension staff in several countries.”