Equator Seeds Limited aims at providing consistent quality products and services that assures farmers of increased agricultural productivity and rural income through efficient dissemination and marketing of appropriate technologies.
To be a conduit in sustainable growth of small holder farmers in profitable agri-enterprise and social welfare development.
To revive northern Uganda and transform agriculture in Uganda for food security, economic stability and exports.
Equator Seeds Ltd (ESL) is a company which was established and became incorporated in 2011 for disseminating quality and dependable seeds and other related inputs and services to all farmers in the greater North (Acholi, Lango, Karamoja, Teso, Bunyoro and the West Nile regions), Eastern & western Uganda ,Kampala, Southern Sudan and other regions. Read More.
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· Consistent customer focus.
· Adherence to strict quality products and service delivery.
· Team work and social responsibility.
(Youthful Agri-entreprenuer and Managing Director) Trained in Seed Marketing (South Africa, Cape Town) at the Making Markets Matter. Completed a course in Seeds Business Management from the University of Nairobi and a Degree in Forestry (Makerere University) with training in Oil Crop Extension.
(Director) Holds a Diploma from Bukalasa Agricultural College, Uganda. With her great entreprenuership skills, Darlson has accumulated over eight years of experience in managing a fast growing Seed Company in East Africa.
-YLA (Feed the future)
-DTMASS and STMA
-Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries
-Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
-Connecting Peoples Capacities
-National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS)
-Uganda Seed Traders Association (USTA)
-Uganda National Agro Dealers Association (UNADA)
-AFSRT, JP Management, Virtuous Springs Limited
-OSSUP, ISSD and VODP2
-National Agriculture Advisory Services (NAADS)
-Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
-FASTEST GROWING SEED -COMPANY IN AFRICA,2016 AGRA
-10k seed club member
-Pioneer and senior partner/Napil farm service centre(OWC)
-East African Agri business Award Dec 2013
-Jinja International Agricultural Show July 2013
-East African Grain Council-Ngetta ZARDI 2012
-Installed (7 in1) state-of-the art processing plant worth UGX 270M
-Production now stands at 800MT annually
-Turnover of 1000MT annually
-Utilising Tally accounting
-Established 7 branches to disseminate appropriate technologies
-Put in place a technical team with vast knowledge in the seed sector
EQUATOR SEEDS LIMITED works with over 400 agro-delears and stockists in major municipalities and agroecologies of the country. The company has signed Memorandum of Understandings with them. We are currently working with 51 cooperatives in the regions with a total membership of 32,740. We use 1500-3000 seed growers seasonally out of 32,740 members of the cooperatives. 25,000 grain growers are as well registered to participate in grain growing for export. Our target is to reach 5 million members under this system and increase NGDP from the current 1,230 dollars per annum to 3 million dollars per anum.
Equator seeds limited enjoys over 3,000 women and youth recovering from war in the post conflict Northern region. The company is committed to implementing government programmes in the Agricultural sector and geared towards improving peoples livelihoods.