KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Western Seed Company is a company founded in Kenya in 1986 which provides hybrid, high-yield seeds to 300 000 small Kenyan farmers
- Specificity: Use of a farmer to be the company's intermediary locally
- Impact: +50% increase of harvests and of income on average

 

FUNCTIONING

Distribution of hybrid, high-yield seeds to local communities

Training of farmers to new production techniques

Use of a farmer to become the intermediary of the company locally

 

SCOPE

KENYA
300 000 farmers reached end 2014

 

BUDGET

$ 3 M since 2008

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
50% increase of the harvests on average (up to 300%)

Climate change
Decrease of the carbon and hydraulic footprint per ton of maize

Sustainable dev. goals
+50% of income on average thanks to harvest increase