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Zaka SUPER SEEDS. Zaka SUPER SEEDS VISION AND MANAGEMENT  The vision is to supply quality seeds country wide and to improve community living standards.

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1 Zaka SUPER SEEDS

2 Zaka SUPER SEEDS VISION AND MANAGEMENT  The vision is to supply quality seeds country wide and to improve community living standards  Zaka Super Seeds is managed by an APEX commitee which is made up with ward representatives (12)  Ward committees have been eleceted

3 Crops grown,Expected Sales and Retail Prices CROPHecterageExpected Sales Retail Prices- USD Gross Income-USD Cowpea (CBC2 &CBC3) t Rice (Nerica 3 &7) t Maize OPVs (zm 309,401 &721) t Sugar Beans (Gloria & NUA) t Totals t45 575

4 Marketing Strategy  Zaka Super Super Seeds has several strategies that include:  Agro-Dealers have signed MOUs to market seed at a commission in all the wards in the district  Seed Fairs are organized in cluster wards and other competing companies are invited  The APEX Committees sell the seed on behalf of the association

5 Warehousing,Processing and Bagging  The Warehouse at Fuve Irrigation Scheme has been rehabilitated by HaSSP  The Enterprise has been supported with Processing equipment  As seed is delivered, samples are taken for purity and germination tests  A satellite laboratory has been set up at the warehouse with help from the Seed Services

6 Processing continued-  17 farmers trained to conduct purity and germination tests  Germination, minimum prescribed, for example, maize is 90%, farmer payments are processed  All seed received was fumigated with gastoxin tablets for 7 days to control weevil infestation

7 Inspections and Reports  Conducted by Seed Services  Two inspections are conducted for each crop  Flowering  Maturity  Field Inspection Reports issued

8 Revolving Fund  The project has set up a revolving fund for Zaka Super Seeds to pay the seed farmers  Funds generated sfter selling seed are retained in this account  Funds are not spent as long as they are not profits  Good management of funds will ensure sustainability in the absence of funding from HaSSP and the Seeds and Market projects  The Zaka Super Seeds Finance Committe is in the process of coming up with a Financial Procedures manual

9 Challenges  Zaka Super Seeds is new on the market and not well known country wide  The Enterprise lacks funding to employ a management committee and most of the work is done by the APEX committee on voluntary basis  The shareholding of the companyis still to be worked out

10 WAY FORWARD and BENEFITS for FARMERS  Knowledge base for farmers in all aspects  Business acumen enhanced  Excess seed  Quick and timely access to seed  Export and regional trade  Incomes and livelihoods enhanced for farmers  Harmonisation implemented

11 Thank you


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