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Premier Seed

Premier Seed Nigeria Ltd (Premier Seed) was founded in 1984, initially as Agricultural Seed Ltd (AgSeed) owned by the Multinational Leventis Group of Companies. AgSeed was later acquired by Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed International and renamed Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Nigeria Ltd. In 1994, it became a limited liability company and officially became Premier Seed Nigeria Ltd. It is now one of the largest seed businesses in Nigeria with zonal offices across 24 states in the country and is a subsidiary of the conglomerate Obasanjo Holdings Ltd.

Ranking position
#9 /32
Total score
36.3 /100
Measurement area Score Rank (0-32)

Governance and strategy

#1 1.7 /10 #12

Genetic resources and intellectual property management

#1 2.5 /15 #14

Research and development

#1 9.2 /20 #9

Seed production

#1 7.5 /15 #4

Marketing and sales

#1 12.5 /25 #6

Capacity building

#1 3.0 /15 #13
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Zaria, Nigeria
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  • Title: Premier Seed
    Place: Nigeria
    Description: Seed production location
  • Title: Premier Seed
    Place: Nigeria
    Description: Breeding station