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Known for Goodseed, Pureseed, Zamseed

Zambia Seed Company Ltd (Zamseed) was founded in 1981 as a joint venture between the Government of Zambia and several private entities, including the Zambia Seed Producers’ Association and the Zambia Cooperative Federation. The company produces certified seed for both local and export markets, including a range of field crops and vegetables. The company focuses on products that enhance the profitability of smallholder farmers.

Ranking position
#31 /32
Total score
3.4 /100
Measurement area Score Rank (0-32)

Governance and strategy

#1 0.0 /10 #23

Genetic resources and intellectual property management

#1 0.0 /15 #21

Research and development

#1 0.0 /20 #28

Seed production

#1 1.9 /15 #24

Marketing and sales

#1 1.6 /25 #30

Capacity building

#1 0.0 /15 #26
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  1. 2016
  2. 2019

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Lusaka, Zambia
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  • Title: Zamseed
    Place: Zambia
    Description: Seed production location