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Seed Co Launches Two Climate Resilient Crop Varieties

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Seed Co Launches Two Climate Resilient Crop Varieties

African leading seed company manufacturer, Seed Co, has introduced two crop varieties designed to withstand climate change.

The unveiling took place during a Field Day held at the Rattray Arnold Research Station (RARS)  in Mashonaland East.

Professor Obert Jiri, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Fisheries, Water, and Rural Development, commended Seed Co for its initiative in developing climate-smart crops. He addressed farmers, acknowledging the challenges they face due to climate change affecting their operations.

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“We thank Seed Co for developing varieties that are resilient to climate change,” said Prof. Jiri. “If we want to overcome hunger, we must embrace climate-smart crop varieties.”

“Climate change has not only impacted Zimbabwe but the entire Southern Africa region,” he added. “We must adapt to this reality.”

Terrence Chimanya, the managing director at Seed Co, expressed the company’s success in introducing the two climate-resilient varieties.

“As Seed Co, we have taken all necessary steps to ensure farmers can cultivate these new climate-resilient crop varieties,” Chimanya stated. “Farmers are the backbone of our country, and we urge them to invest in tested crop varieties that are resilient to climate change.”

Amidst the field tour, farmers, corporates, and prominent participants in the agriculture value chain were guided through crops mostly resistant to drought, including an in-depth examination of one of the newest crops, SC665.

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