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.
We practice and train our seed growers and farmers the need for crop diversity to mitigate on crop failure or individual crop enterprise poor performance due to market price fluctuations of agriculture commodities. This is also seen in the range of quality seed products we sell from vegetable seed of onions, tomatoes, kale, watermelons, eggplants, amaranths, black night shade, butternuts to seed of field crops like maize, beans, sorghum, cowpeas for farmers’ production and crop diversity. We also have hybrids and open pollinated varieties for increased farmer selection and choice.
We encourage women and youth in agriculture and give them equal opportunity for excelling and in decision making. Young female adults are and 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. We conduct training programs for youth and women empowerment in agriculture, and encourage school visits to our Thika farm experiencing farming with our agronomists.