NARO Accredits Companies to Supply Seed Varieties

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NARO Accredits 10 Companies to Supply Seed Varieties

The National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), has signed a Plant variety License with ten seed companies to eliminate supply of fake seeds on market that has caused huge losses to farmers across the country. This brings the total number of licensed seed companies to twenty three (23) and some of the new seed companies on board include Variety seed company, Century seed company and Equator seed company among others.

The Director General National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), Dr. Yona Baguma, believes that signing a plant variety License with seed companies will enable the Agricultural research organization to trace on the seed variety given to seed companies, and consequently ensure they supply quality seeds to farmers at national and regional levels.

Addressing directors of seed companies, Dr. Yona Baguma, tasked company directors to invest in good infrastructures and skilled people who understand the dynamics of seed varieties.

“Set up reasonable infrastructures that help to invest in quality seeds. This would enable professionals to invest in better seed varieties. You should also invest in value chain to ensure multiplication of quality seed varieties.

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