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Seed Co Introduces Scholarships for Agricultural Colleges

Zimbabwe’s leading hybrid crop producers, Seed Co has offered $US 6000 worth of semester scholarships to ten students in Agricultural Colleges through out Zimbabwe, in a move the company says is aimed at empowering young people to venture into the agricultural industry.

Speaking on behalf of the group Managing Director, Denias Zaranyika at the Kadoma research station field day yesterday, Commercial Director, Walter Chigodora said the program is their first initiative for students from agricultural colleges.

“This initiative took of the month of February where we celebrated youths in agriculture and is an important stride for Seed Co as it is our very first time to offer Scholarships to students in Agricultural colleges throughout Zimbabwe.

“This program is aimed at educating,empowering and inspiring young people to venture into agricultural industry and it looks like it will become an annual event and culture to gather as we have today,” said Chigodora.

He urged farmers to be Seed Co’s true partners who raise any concerns they may have promising to listen and make it easy for farmers to do business with them.

“Our farmers and customers deserve our highest respect, we strive to genuinely listen and seek out farmer feedback.

“We are challenged to make it easy for farmers to do business with us, find and afford our seed.

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In this respect,we urge our valued farmers to let us know their concerns and on-farm challenges and what we can do to be their true partners in successful farming,” added Chigodora.

Seed Co Zimbabwe is the leading producer and marketer of certified crop seeds in Zimbabwe, mainly hybrid maize seed, but also wheat, soya bean, barley, sorghum and ground nut seed. Most of hybrid and non-hybrid cereals and oil crop seed varieties are proprietary, having been developed and bred at Seed Co research stations through market-oriented research and breeding programmes.


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