The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) is a Swiss-based non-profit organization, which focuses on enabling farmers’ access to the best technology and advice, raising their yields and linking them to markets.​ SFSA’s global Seeds2B program helps farmers access quality seeds of improved varieties for the crops they need by developing seed markets, scouting for new promising varieties, providing business planning support, trialing, assisting with navigating registration procedures, developing equitable variety licensing agreements between breeders and seed companies, providing technical support for seed production, and conducting monitoring and evaluation. ​

The Soybean Innovation Lab

The Soybean Innovation Lab is building a foundation for soybean production in Africa by developing the knowledge, innovation, and technologies to enable successful soybean production. As part of the USAID Feed the Future initiative, the Soybean Innovation Lab works to reduce global poverty and hunger by accelerating growth in the agriculture sector through improvements in agricultural productivity among smallholder farmers.

The Palladium Group

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact— the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. Palladium works with corporations, governments, foundations, investors, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

Savanna Agricultural Research Institute - Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the foremost national science and technology institution in Ghana. It is mandated to carry out scientific and technological research for national development. The mission of the CSIR is to become the force for accelerated social and economic development of Ghana through examining, exploring and creating Science and Technology catalysts for public and private wealth creation.

Ethiopia Institute of Agricultural Research

As a national research institute, EIAR aspires to see improved livelihood of all Ethiopians engaged in agriculture, agro-pastoralism, and pastoralism through market-competitive agricultural technologies. EIAR’s mission is to conduct research that will provide market competitive agricultural technologies that will contribute to increased agricultural productivity and nutrition quality, sustainable food security, economic development, and conservation of the integrity of natural resources and the environment. 

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

IITA is an award-winning, research-for-development (R4D) organization, providing solutions to hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources in Africa. Since 1967, IITA has worked with international and national partners to improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity. IITA is guided by an ambitious strategy–to lift 11.5 million people out of poverty and revitalize 7.5 million hectares of farmland–by 2020.

Malawi Department of Agricultural Research

The Malawi Government attaches great importance to the development of agriculture. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security conducts agricultural research, through its Department of Agricultural Research Services (DARS) which started in 1938. DARS has been generating agricultural technologies to address the challenges that hinder progress in agricultural productivity, food and income security. DARS is the driving force in the development and dissemination of agricultural technologies in Malawi.

Alliance One International

As a leading independent leaf tobacco merchant, Alliance One International provides worldwide service to cigarette manufacturers. Multinational manufacturers of consumer tobacco products rely on independent merchants such as Alliance One to supply the majority of their leaf. Alliance is moving towards soy to diversify their portfolio away from tobacco. 

Exagris Africa

Established in 2008, we are one of the largest cropping & livestock businesses in Malawi. We are committed to the development of a multi-generational business that makes a meaningful difference to people we work with & the environment. We strive to be leaders in sustainable and innovative agriculture in Malawi and provide opportunities for farming communities.


Sensako is primarily engaged in the breeding and the commercialization of agronomic crops. Our vision is to optimize both cereal and oilseed production and profitability for the benefit of grain producers and processors alike. We boast some of the most experienced seed expertise particularly in wheat where our wheat breeding team comprises 60% of the senior wheat breeders in South Africa and with over 150 years of combined experience.

Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization​

KALRO is a corporate body created under the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Act of 2013 to establish suitable legal and institutional framework for coordination of agricultural research in Kenya. KALRO promotes, streamlines, coordinates and regulates research in crops, livestock, genetic resources and biotechnology in Kenya, and expedites equitable access to research information, resources and technology to promote the application of research findings and technology in the field of agriculture.


Embrapa is a technological innovation enterprise focused on generating knowledge and technology for Brazilian agriculture. Since its foundation, and with partners from the National Agricultural Research System, Embrapa has taken on the challenge to develop a genuinely Brazilian model of tropical agriculture and livestock to overcome the barriers that limited the production of food, fiber, and fuel in Brazil.

Seed Co Limited

Seed Co develops and markets certified crop seeds, mainly hybrid maize seed, but also wheat, soya bean, barley, sorghum and groundnut seeds. Most of our hybrid and non-hybrid cereals and oil crop seed varieties are proprietary, having been developed and bred at our research stations through market-oriented research and breeding programmes.

Makerere University

Established in 1922, Makerere University portrays itself as a reservoir of the Uganda's intellectual elite with the obligation to champion social, political and economic change in society through professional extension services and influencing policy. The University is always seeking to increase its investment in research, recognising that pertinent and applicable research is critical to the development needs of the country.


Zambia Seed Company Limited (Zamseed) was founded in 1981 as a joint venture between the government of Zambia and several private entities, including the Zambia Seed Producers’ Association (ZSPA) and the Zambia Cooperative Federation (ZCF), and with considerable support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The company has operations in field crop and vegetable seeds, with a focus on maize-breeding activities.

CSIRO Australia

At the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to people, industry and the planet. We do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.

Limbe Leaf Tobacco Company Limited (LLTC)

From its roots in the 1960's, Limbe Leaf Tobacco Company Limited (LLTC) has grown to become one of Malawi's leading tobacco processors. With operations encompassing a wide range of fields, the company assists the Malawi nation and its neighbouring countries with sustainable development, foreign exchange, capital investment and employment. Limbe Leaf is moving towards soy to diversify their portfolio away from tobacco. 

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and promotes public/private partnerships for the access and delivery of appropriate agricultural technologies for sustainable use by smallholder farmers in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) through innovative partnerships and effective stewardship along the entire value chain. The Foundation is a one-stop-shop that provides expertise and know-how that facilitates the identification, access, development, delivery and utilisation of agricultural technologies.

Who is involved?

Semillas Panoramas
MRI Seed Zambia Ltd.
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