Manager Horace Boti
Manager Horace Boti Pic by @Maravipost

Peacock Seeds on Wednesday distributed Peacock MH30 drought tolerant hybrid maize seed to over 500 delegates to the Farmers Union of Malawi Annual Congress to enable them appreciate it potency under irrigation and rain fed production.

The delegates included commercial farmers, members of farmers’ cooperatives, small scale farmers and members of Farmers Union at district level.

Speaking in an Interview Peacock Seed Managing Director Felix Jumbe said as a farmer himself he knows how some local farmers hassle to get improved seed varieties especially those under the Peacock Seeds brand.

“Peacock Seeds desires to support farmers who work in cooperatives and are members of FUM and it is our deliberate program to encourage farmers by complimenting their efforts with seed of high quality,” he explained.

Jumbe said the company expect farmers to realize benefits of being in a group and belonging to FUM whilst encouraging adoption of new technologies for better lives saying they exist to create opportunities for wealth creation.

He added that Peacock Seeds are best known on the market for the special attributes on drought tolerance, disease resistance, and high yielding whilst being adapted in local communities.

One of beneficiaries Kiliness Manyozo from Lobi EPA in Dedza District expressed gratitude to Peacock Seeds company for the gesture saying it is an indication that the company puts the welfare of local farmers at heart.

Manyozo also quoted bible verse which says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive”.

During the conference Peacock Seeds also gave farmers discount vouchers where farmers will be able to buy Peacock Seeds varieties of cereals and legumes at a discount of up to 10 percent.

Peacock Seeds is a Malawian owned enterprise in certified seed growing, processing and distribution.

 

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