Société de Production de Semences Améliorées (SOPROSA) was established in 2012 in Sikasso, Mali. Its main activities are the production, processing, treatment and sale of quality seed of improved varieties in Western Africa. It has 16 employees and specializes in field crops, including legumes. The company reports reaching around 200,000 farmers, primarily in its home market. Its main crops are maize, rice and millets. SOPROSA collaborates with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on farmer training and the World Bank in the framework of the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program.