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Kenya Seed Company

State-owned Kenya Seed Company Ltd (Kenya Seed Company) researches, develops and markets field crops and vegetable seeds, alongside the sale of pesticides and fertilizers. It was incorporated in 1956, and in 1979 it acquired Simpson and White Law, a vegetable seed company that trades under the brand name Simlaw Seeds. Kenya Seed Company also established the brands Kibo in Tanzania and Simlaw Seeds (Uganda) in Uganda.

Ranking position
#25 /32
Total score
12.9 /100
Measurement area Score Rank (0-32)

Governance and strategy

#1 0.8 /10 #16

Genetic resources and intellectual property management

#1 0.0 /15 #21

Research and development

#1 5.0 /20 #19

Seed production

#1 0.9 /15 #28

Marketing and sales

#1 3.9 /25 #22

Capacity building

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

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Kitale, Kenya
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  • Title: Kenya Seed Company
    Place: Kenya
    Description: Seed production location
  • Title: Kenya Seed Company
    Place: Kenya
    Description: Breeding station