One of our company policies includes sustainable agricultural practices that are intended to protect the environment, expand the earth's natural resource base, and maintain and improve soil fertility targeting our producers (seed growers) and our consumers. It is based on a multi-pronged approach which seeks to meet current or present day society's food and industrial needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Our sustainable agriculture policy integrates two main goals namely:
Social and Economic Equity.
We protect the environment by maintaining soil quality, reducing soil degradation and erosion, and saving water. Sustainable agriculture increases biodiversity of the area by providing a variety of organisms with healthy and natural environments to live in. The research arm of the company is also developing drought tolerant varieties of maize and sorghum. As a company we stand to continuously promote environmental stewardship through the use of minimum chemical control for pest and diseases in our seed growers plots, nurseries and trials as well as commercial crop production.
Social and Economic Equity
We provide equal opportunities to women and youth in agriculture to enhance their decision making and upscaling their education with a future in Agriculture. Young female adults are in middle management positions in all our departments including sales & marketing, research & development. This is also complimented by fair wages and improved labour conditions which are better than the average being offered in the country’s agriculture sector.