Global Seeds mangochi Farmers Receives Brand New Motorcycle Grand Prize

Delia Kachulu Padoko recieving a brand new Motorcyle

Delia Kachulu Padoko , a smallholder contract grower for Global Seeds went away with a Brand new Motorcycle as a grand prize for being the best groundnut grower of the 2015/16 growing season. From Kapire, T/A Chiripa in Mangochi, Delia , a member of Kapire Club comprising of 10 farmers from Chiripa signed a contract with Global Seeds to produce basic seed for groundnuts on Contract and so her journey in Agribusiness begun.

Equipped with 35Kgs of Seed which she received from Global Seeds in November 2015, Delia remembers the trainings she had received a month earlier from Global Seeds extension staff who had instructed that long, straight , flat topped ridges only would be acceptable for seed production. The carefully selected sandy field underwent a soil test before being verified for groundnut seed production purposes. The Journey continued under the supervision of the company’s extension worker and Seed Services Unit through all the crop stages up to when Delia carefully shelled and graded her produce resulting in her final yield of 1086Kg of graded groundnut seed from her 1 Acre Plot.

This was no mean achievement for her and even surpassing Global Seeds expectations who in the middle of the Season had pledged a Brand New Motor Cycle to the highest yielding farmer.

Delia Padoko was all smiles on a sunny Saturday ,18th March 2017 when the Operations Manager for Global Seeds handed her the Keys to a Brand New Motorcycle in appreciation of her efforts as “ a farmer with a purpose” and “an exemplary student to the modern farming techniques that Global Seeds continues to teach farmers in order to realize record yields”

In Narrating his Joy, T/A Chiripa praised Global Seeds Company as a true development partner for his subjects because of the deep ties with his community on a business agenda. He narrated that last season alone all clubs from his area reported a profit from the contract farming model implemented by Global Seeds and this was evidenced by the various household level developments such as construction of new dwellings houses as a result of profits from Global Seeds contracts.

Global Seeds was also hailed by the Agriculture authorities in the area notably on Global Seeds’s choice of farmers which the majority has been women and Youth.

Global Seeds is a pioneer company in Malawi best known as a supplier of foundation seeds of drought tolerant hybrid maize varieties and Legume seeds.