Agricultural Seed

Maize Seed
Maize is Zambia’s most important crop in terms of cultivation, production, consumption and income generation. It is grown all over the country on all kinds of soils and management levels in all farming systems. Zambia has good climate for maize production both in terms of rainfall amounts, distribution and temperatures. Since independence, good progress has been made in terms of varietal development, seed production and availability, and development of agronomic package.

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Finger Millet Seed
Finger millet is indigenous to Africa and well adapted to Zambian conditions. It is widely grown as a subsistence crop in the higher rainfall areas of Northern and Luapula Provinces where its grain, whose nutritional value is high, is used as an important staple food and generally consumed as porridge made from flour blended with cassava. The grain is also frequently used

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Groundnut Seed
Groundnuts are grown for their edible seeds which are used as a nutritious pulse and not as an oilseed. The fresh seeds may be eaten in the unripe stage, but mature seeds are very hard and have to be roasted or boiled. The dried seeds are sometimes ground into flour. The ripe seeds produce an almost balanced food with 16-21% protein, 4-7% fat and 50-60% carbohydrates.

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Cowpea Seed
Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) is ranked close to common beans as a food legume in Africa. It performs well in hotter and drier parts of Zambia replacing common bean as a food crop for grain and leaf in those areas.Due to the development of a strong tap-root, cowpea has good drought tolerance which makes it better adapted to lighter and sandier soils than many other legumes.

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Pearl Millet Seed
Pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum L.), commonly known as bulrush millet is probably the most drought tolerant of all the cereals. It performs better than other cereals on poor soil under moisture stress, higher heat and shows spectacular response to favourable environment and better management. It is grown almost entirely as a rainfed crop in the semi-arid

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Potato Seed
Potato is the fourth most important crop in the world, but its significance varies widely from country to country. In Zambia potato production and consumption has risen gradually, and is becoming of increasing importance. This trend should be encouraged, as the nutritional value is very good. The protein content is fair with relatively high amounts of essential amino acids.

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Sorghum Seed
Sorghum is the world's fifth largest cereal. In Africa south of the Sahara sorghum is the second most important cereal after maize. It is the most competitive and productive cereal crop in the rainfall zone of 600-800mm. The bulk of the crop in the developing world is grown by resource-poor small-scale farmers for their subsistence..

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Soyabean Seed
Soybean contains approximately 40% protein, 20% oil and 34% carbohydrate. It is an economically important crop because of its versatile use for production of cooking oil, human food, stockfeed and other industrial products. Chinese and others in Asia have used soybean as food for thousands of years. However it is only recent that soybean has found its way into

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Sunflower Seed
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) belongs to the genus Helianthus composed of 19 species and 37 perennial species. The only cultivated sunflower, H. annuus var. macrocarpus (DC) Ckil. is said to originate from North America. Currently it is cultivated all over the world with the largest areas being in the USA, Argentina, the Ukraine and Volga regions.

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Wheat Seed
Wheat is the leading cereal crop in the world. Although it is not a traditional staple food in Zambia the convenience of bread and other wheat products as fast foods, especially in urban areas, has increased its popularity making it one of the most important cereals in the country, second only to maize. About two thirds of the wheat consumed in Zambia is produced

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Depots

Chipata Depot
Stand No. 931 David Kaunda Rd
P.O. Box 510695, Chipata
Tel: +260 216 21500
Eastern province

Kapiri Mposhi Depot
Stand No. 911 Great North Rd
P.O. Box 810194, Kapiri Mposhi
Tel: +260 215 271166/74
Central Province

Kitwe Depot
Kitwe Show Grounds
P.O. Box 22196, Kitwe
Tel: +260212 226777
Coperbelt Province

Mazabuka Depot
Lubombo Rd
P.O. Box 670174, Mazabuka
Tel: +260 213 30275
Southern Province