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Klien Karoo Africa

Known for K2, Agrigo brand, Top Harvest, Bakker brother, Monarch

Klein Karoo Seed Marketing (Klein Karoo Africa) was founded in 2003 as a vegetable seed company. It purchased the maize programme from AFGRI in South Africa in 2007 and then ventured into Zambia in 2010 and Zimbabwe in 2013. The company markets vegetable, pasture, wheat, sunflower and maize seed, with both hybrid and open-pollinated varieties in its product portfolio. In 2013, the company sold majority shares to Zaad Holdings Ltd, a South African subsidiary of Zeder Investments Ltd, the agricultural leg of the PSG Group.

Ranking position
#21/32
Total score
15.9/100
Measurement area Score Rank (0-32)

Governance and strategy

0.8 / 10 #16

Genetic resources and intellectual property management

0.0 / 15 #21

Research and development

4.2 / 20 #21

Seed production

4.7 / 15 #14

Marketing and sales

4.7 / 25 #19

Capacity building

1.5 / 15 #23

Leading practices

No leading practices were identified for the company.

Risks and opportunities

Index crops in portfolio

See results for

  1. 2016
  2. 2019

More about the company

Headquarters
Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Ownership structure
Private
Group revenue USD
N/A
Seed revenue USD
N/A
Website
https://www.karoo-southafrica.com/klein-karoo/

Locations

  • Title: Klien Karoo Africa
    Place: South Africa
    Description: Breeding station
  • Title: Klien Karoo Africa
    Place: South Africa
    Description: Seed production location
  • Title: Klien Karoo Africa
    Place: Zambia
    Description: Seed production location
  • Title: Klien Karoo Africa
    Place: Zimbabwe
    Description: Seed production location
  • Title: Klein Karoo Africa
    Place: Mozambique
    Description: Seed production location