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Local Start-Ups Dominate Africa’s Seed Industry

A new report released on May 7, finds that locally owned African seed companies now dominate Africa’s seed industry.  The analysis was conducted by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).  It revealed that 80 small- to medium-sized African seed companies in 16 countries are equipped to produce over 80,000 metric tons of professionally certified seeds in 2014.    AGRA’s director of Program for Africa’s Seed Systems, also called PASS, says Africa’s...

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