The introduction and adoption of a widely adaptable highyielding variety meeting farmers’ needs can be a game changer. That is true in Senegal, for example, and the whole of West Africa. In partnership with Sunrise Agritec, the com pany which owns the variety, we aim to produce Kabamanoj corn seeds locally in Senegal.
The new Kabamanoj corn matures quickly, and it has a higher yield than the varieties I used to grow. I even bought cattle and furniture this sea son because of the good yield.
My Hubs offer multiple services to local farmers and raise their incomes. I provide services such as nurseries, mechanization, advice, and crop sales. Last year, I sold 509,000 nursery plants, enough for more than 20 hectares. Those plants had a total value of $ 42,000.
Farmers’ Hubs owner, Senegal
The Foundation’s Seeds2B dissemination models will lead to a better corn seed system in the long term. After several years of the project in our re gion, farmers understand the benefits of improved varie ties. They also know that they need to be organized. That makes them stronger and more resilient in the face of uncer tainty and inflation.