“Quality means Quantity”: The Discussion is open at AGRF in Kigali/Rwanda 2018


PETKUS will lead a high raised panel discussion during the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) (5.-8. Sept.), one of the largest business platform for global and African leaders to develop actionable plans that will move African agriculture forward. Together with our guests, PETKUS will speak about the often overlooked topic “seed quality” in the seed production value chain – to address bottlenecks, solutions, opportunities and economics.

Without proper seed conditioning and expertise in seed multiplication, all other measures such as crop protection or tillage systems, cannot make use of their full potential. Seed quality is the basis. But how to produce and process high quality seed and to guarantee seed quality delivery to farmers? Where are the critical control points?
Insider answers and background information will be given by:
  • PETKUS Technologie GmbH: Peter Hüser, Leader Key Accounts & Market Leader Africa
  • for questions about seed processing technologies and solutions for Africa
  • QualiBasic Seed Company Ltd.: Andy Watt, Managing Director
  • for questions about the bottleneck basic seed production in Africa
  • NAFASO SA: Abdoulaye Sawadogo, CEO
  • for questions about high quality commercial seed production in and for Africa
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH: Jens Treffner, Project Manager for the Green Innovation Centre in Burkina Faso
  • for questions about seed business economics and the benefits of public-private partnership
Link to international speakers of the AGRF 2018: https://agrf.org/speakers/page/2/