Western Seed Company

Western Seed Company Limited addresses the problem of low yields of small holder farmers by producing high quality hybrid maize seed and bean seed.

We are the only private company in East Africa with an end-to-end seed maize research, breeding and distribution program.

Western Seed Company Limited addresses the problem of low yields of small holder farmers by producing high quality hybrid maize seeds. We are the only private company in East Africa with an end-to-end seed maize research, breeding and distribution program.

Since inception, we have diversified our products with the interests of the farmer at heart. We are engaged in producing high quality seed tolerant to diseases, drought and superb maturity attributes in all agro-ecological zones.

Our products ranges include : maize seed, beans seed, and premium kienyeji

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Our History

The company was established in 1986 to address the problem of dismal yields of maize farmers in Kenya. Since inception, our work has been focused on the development and distribution of new technologies in the form of hybrid seed varieties.

Our target is to help local farmers face agricultural challenges prevalent in the region by addressing the three most dominant constraints in small-scale farming – drought, diseases and pests.

The journey has been long and challenging but extremely rewarding. Key highlights of our evolution into a leading seed company are as follows:

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The Snapshot Timeline

1986

The Beginning

Incorporated as Western Seed and Grain Company Limited.Used varieties traditionally grown in the region or developed by the National Program.

1993

Liberalization

Seed Industry Liberalization-Maize Breeding Program Begins

1998

First Hybrid

First hybrid maize variety submitted for National performance trials

2002

First Hybrid Released

First Western Seed Company Hybrid Maize seed released

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