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Kenya Highland Seed

Known for Royal Seed

Headquartered in Kenya, Kenya Highland Seed was established in 1998 and now operates in seven countries in the region. It supplies vegetable seed, both open-pollinated varieties (OPVs) and hybrid varieties, under its Royal Seed brand. It markets its seed through its network of agro-dealers in Kenya and Tanzania, with agents in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Smallholder farmers are the company’s main clientele.

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Governance and strategy

#1 2.5 /10 #11

Genetic resources and intellectual property management

#1 2.5 /15 #17

Research and development

#1 1.7 /20 #27

Seed production

#1 2.8 /15 #20

Marketing and sales

#1 11.7 /25 #10

Capacity building

#1 2.3 /15 #16
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  1. 2016
  2. 2019

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Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Title: Kenya Highland Seed
    Place: Kenya
    Description: Seed production location