Investment by African Seed Investment Fund and African Agricultural Capital
Western Seed is a seed business in Kenya. It is based in Kitale in Western Kenya and its principal product is medium and low altitude hybrid seed maize, marketing and distributing a number of successful proprietary hybrids generated through its own research and breeding programme.
Our investment has enabled Western Seed to embark on a major capital expansion programme, with a view to increasing production and sales of seed maize. This will result in the increased provision of improved seed maize varieties to smallholder farmers in Kenya and Eastern Uganda, the ultimate end-consumers of the product. Western Seed currently provides employment to about 200 people and delivers seed to an estimated 200,000 smallholder farmers in Kenya. The company has also exported seed to Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.