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PANNAR SEED Project HOPE 20183 May 2018

In its quest to enrich the lives of farmers, consumers and advance progress, PANNAR SEED made a commitment to provide hybrid maize seed to the value of more than R15m to various projects across South Africa.

This seed will provide second generation stalk borer resistance over an area of 9 000 hectares, resulting in significant productivity gains.

The project was launched in the eastern Cape in April. Nick Goble Business Manager of PANNAR emphasised PANNAR’s partnership with farmers and pride in being able to supply first-rate hybrid seed with the latest trait technology to the project. “We need to grow yields and break the cycle of relatively low yields in Africa to ensure food security for future generations,” he said. PANNAR is committed to:

  • A whole-farm approach, meaning that PANNAR considers the entire farming operation and the best hybrid fit to ensure overall productivity and the sustainability of the enterprise
  • A multi-crop offer, fulfil all your crop seed needs from a single trusted supplier
  • Good agronomic support based on our 60 years of deep understanding of local production conditions
  • A sustainable future, increasing crop productivity while we protect our resources
  • Collaboration with various stakeholders to learn and develop our skills while incorporating the best technology to advance crop production

Farmers gratitude expressed for PANNAR’s seed and technical support was overwhelming as well as the praise for the performance of PANNAR’s products on their fields this season. The farmers were convinced that the partnership between PANNAR and their farmer groups would produce greater results going forward in terms of productivity enhancement and enrichment of their business and lives. Enthusiasm was also expressed for the broad range of products PANNAR offers to farming communities.

Above: From left Nick Goble, PANNAR Business Manager, Mr Mxolisi Mda who received the voucher on behalf of Mbizana Rural Enterprise Development, Reggie Mchunu Key Account Manager and Phelisa Ndayi Sales Representative for the Eastern Cape.



Above: At Tsolo Mr Lawrence Luthango Grain SA representative received a voucher for 1 000ha of seed with the latest stalk borer resistance traits on behalf of the local community at TARDI. Phelisa Ndayi (Sales Representative for the Eastern Cape) and Reggie Mchunu (Key Account Manager) presented the voucher.

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