Articles tagged 'seedco'

SeedCo invests in research 20 December 2018 HARARE - SeedCo has invested immensely towards research to ensure optimum yields in its commitment to support economic growth and poverty reduction through agricultural development. Denias Zaranyika, the group's managing director, said at a media luncheon this week that farmers should treat fa...
Command Agriculture boosts SeedCo 13 December 2018 HARARE - The early purchase of seed by government for its Command Agriculture programme has boosted SeedCo's financial performance for the six months ended September 30, 2018, a local equities group has said. IH Securities (IH)'s commentary come as interest earned on Treasury Bills (TBs) held ...
SeedCo posts early profit 5 December 2018 HARARE - SeedCo Holdings (SeedCo), one of Africa's largest seed producers, yesterday reported a $5,9 million profit after tax for the six months ended September 30, 2018, coming off a $2 million loss in the prior comparable period. The half year profit is uncommon for the seed company that has...
Govt lauds SeedCo 29 October 2018 HARARE - Deputy Agriculture minister Vangelis Haritatos has commended seed manufacturer, SeedCo, for complementing government efforts to improve food security in the country. Government has rolled out numerous programmes over the past decade in a bid to bring up the country's agricultural prod...
SeedCo introduces new maize varieties 14 August 2018 HARARE - Listed seed producer SeedCo Holdings has unveiled new maize varieties aimed at improving yields and reducing the impact of climate change. Morgan Nzwere, the group's chief executive, last week said the company was unveiling new maize seed varieties meant to boost productivity within t...
SeedCo contends with production shortfall 12 June 2018 HARARE - SeedCo says it is occupied with dealing with product shortfalls which have negatively impacted on the seed company. The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed pan-African company's chief executive officer Morgan Nzwere said the company is working hard to fix its product shortfall issues whi...
SeedCo rescues disabled farmer 26 May 2018 HARARE - One of Zimbabwe's leading seed producers, SeedCo, has come to the rescue of a disabled Masvingo farmer Pascal Dzoro by donating a borehole. SeedCo Zimbabwe managing director Denias Zaranyika said Dzoro is a farmer who is not only exemplary to the physically-challenged community but to...
Mukupe faces jail over $15K debt 17 April 2018 HARARE - Deputy Finance minister Terence Mukupe is facing jail after SeedCo Zimbabwe (Private) Limited (SeedCo) filed summons for his civil imprisonment for failing to pay $15 000 for seed supplied to him in December 2013. The seed company filed the summons on Thursday last week, demanding tha...
Zim needs to double agro-production 16 April 2018 HARARE - Vice President Constantino Chiwenga says the country needs to double its agricultural output in order for the country to regain its status as the bread basket of Africa.  Addressing guests at a SeedCo-hosted field day held at President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Pricabe Farm in Kwekwe, Chiw...
Local maize productivity remains low 10 April 2018 HARARE - Maize seed producer SeedCo says local farmers have been failing to keep up with the productivity capacity of its seed technology with yield statistics for 2017 and forecasts for 2018 showing productivity below international benchmarks. SeedCo commercial agronomist Philip Matombo told ...
SeedCo backs govt's agric revival projects 21 March 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed seed producer, SeedCo, has lauded government's efforts to revive agricultural projects in the country, pledging to assist small-scale farmers in ramping up production. SeedCo managing director Denias Zaranyika yesterday told delegates at a field day in R...
SeedCo Zim targets 275pc maize growth 15 December 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe's largest seed producer, SeedCo, says it is targeting to increase maize production in the smallholder sector by 275 percent from the current 0,8 tonnes to 3,0 tonnes. SeedCo Zimbabwe managing director Denias Zaranyika said increasing agricultural productivity remains a centra...
SeedCo revenue up 45pc 27 November 2017 HARARE - Africa's largest seed producer, SeedCo, said its revenues went up by 45 percent to $36 million in the half year to September 2017 compared to $24,8 million in the same period last year due to early maize seed sales and improved winter cereal seed sales. SeedCo chief executive Morgan N...
SeedCo seeks alternative listing 22 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed seed producer, SeedCo, is seeking alternative listing on a regional stock exchange to raise capital for its expansion projects. This comes as the country is experiencing a crippling cash shortage that has left a black hole in the financial system that is...
ZSE breaches $5bn mark 12 June 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange's market capitalisation last week breached the $5 billion mark for the first time in nearly two years. The local bourse closed the week at $5 179 592 804 buoyed by gains in blue chip counters such as BAT, Delta, Innscor, SeedCo, Meikles and Colcom.  [Goo...
SeedCo seeks $4m 11 April 2016 HARARE - Africa's largest seed producer Seed Co is seeking close to $4 million aimed at completing its new state-of-the-art laboratory, which has capacity to enhance seed production. The company's molecular scientist, Meluleki Zikhali, told the businessdaily on Friday that Zimbabwe stands to b...
Zaranyika appointed AFSTA president 16 March 2016 HARARE - Seedco Zimbabwe managing director Denias Zaranyika has been elected as the African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA) president. Zaranyika, who was elected at the association's 2016 annual congress held in Kenya last week, promised to deal with some of the issues affecting Africa such as ...
SeedCo revenue increases to $18,8m 7 December 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed agricultural concern SeedCo Limited (SeedCo) revenue increased by 17 percent to $18,8 million in the six months to September 2015 driven by a slight recovery in winter cereals and early maize sales. The group's chief executive, Morgan Nzwere, said his co...
SeedCo in tree planting initiative 18 November 2015 HARARE - Listed seed company (SeedCo) has partnered school children at St Marnocks primary and secondary schools in a programme meant to raise awareness on climate change and its effects. SeedCo head of public relations and communications Marjorie Mutemererwa yesterday said people must always ...
SeedCo in bid to help farmers get correct data 13 November 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's largest seed producer, SeedCo, yesterday donated two computers to the Meteorological Services Department in an effort to capacitate farmers with reliable weather data. SeedCo managing director Dennis Zaranyika told stakeholders attending a media luncheon in the capital yest...
Limagrain increases stake in SeedCo 12 August 2015 HARARE - French seed company Limagrain has increased its stake in Zimbabwe's largest seed producer, SeedCo, from 15 percent to 30 percent, a top company official has said. SeedCo chairman John Rooney said relations between the two agro-concern companies will see them extending their tentacles ...
SeedCo records $15m profit 12 June 2015 HARARE – Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed agriculture concern, SeedCo Limited (SeedCo), registered a 27 percent increase in profits to $15 million in the full year to March 2015 from $11 million in the prior period. Morgan Nzwere, SeedCo group chief executive told analysts on Thursday that the c...
Govt no longer key client: SeedCO 30 June 2014 HARARE - Listed agro-concern SeedCo Limited (SeedCo) says government is no longer their priority customer, with the group now focusing on East and West African markets. The group's chief executive Morgan Nzwere said government was their “biggest customer, but now there is no need to look to go...
Poor winter cropping weighs down SeedCo 21 November 2012 HARARE - Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed seed producer SeedCo has reported a $9 million loss after tax in the half year to September 30, 2012 from a $1,4 million loss incurred same period prior year. The group attributed the depressed performance to reduced winter cereals planting and delayed off-...
'We can be breadbasket of Africa again' 15 November 2012 HARARE - For 32 years the length of our independence Ephrame Havazvidi has been breeding a variety of seeds at the country s biggest seed company, Seed Co Limited (Seed Co). The veteran researcher has seen the swashbuckling performance by our agriculture as well as its demise on the back of agrar...