Indian Firm to invest $3 million in Zambia

ONE of the world’s top three maize breeders, specialized in maize seed research and multiplication, will invest THREE Million US Dollars in three years in Zambia to make it a regional seed hub.

PROFARM Seed India Private Limited targeting FIVE Hundred jobs in Zambia by 2022, is a wholly owned subsidiary of PROFARM Seed International Inc, JOPLIN, MISSOURI, USA, with it’s corporate office in HYDERABAD, India.  

AGROVET Zambia in association with PROFARM will help TWO Thousand farmers this year with a free demonstration on control of army worms, in case of an outbreak, as per the pest infestation by using organic pesticide and agro drone technology, once authorities in Zambia permit. 

Company President KAMENDRA MISHRA says an organic feed factory will also be set up in Zambia to promote chemical free chickens for the good of human health.

PROFARM Company President KAMENDRA MISHRA

He says the company has already been registered in Zambia as PROFARM Seed Zambia Limited with SUNIL DWIVEDI fulfilling the vision as Country Director adding that the exercise will take six months to materialize as equipment has already been bought while field trials will be conducted in CHISAMBA, Central Province. 

He was speaking when Zambia’s High Commissioner to India JUDITH KAPIJIMPANGA toured his research and development facility in the Indian State of Telengana, TWO Thousand kilometers away from the Indian capital, NEW DELHI. 

Zambia’s High Commissioner to India JUDITH KAPIJIMPANGA

And Zambia’s High Commissioner to India JUDITH KAPIJIMPANGA has praised PROFARM Seed for being the first in the world to release DWARF Corn which has high yields, adaptable to higher plant population and has better tolerance to biotic and abiotic stress.

Mrs. KAPIJIMPANGA has urged the company to consider investing in vegetable and paddy rice seed which are currently being imported into Zambia. 

This is contained in a statement released by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in India, BANGWE NAVILEY. 

By Ricky Mwakwa

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