WHAT WE DO

COMPANY BACKGROUND
Lake Agriculture was formed by three individuals with a passion for the small scale African Seed sector. Having all had previous experience in working for multi-national seed companies; the potential in the small scale sector is well understood.

WHAT WE DO
Maize and legume germplasm development and screening, with a view to develop, register, and market our own products in time.

STRATEGY AND VISION
Vision Statement
Access to affordable and adapted elite hybrids for All of Africa.

Mission Statement
To be a company that is admired for the uplifting of rural livelihoods, product performance, and partnerships.

Values
Respect of Africa’s people, our culture, and our environment.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Products
Conventional maize hybrids adapted for all mega environments of Africa. Soybeans and dry beans for both small scale and commercial applications.

Services
Germplasm Licensing, Seed Productions, Seed Retailing, Technical Agronomy Training, Out-Grower Development Schemes.

BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS

  • Localised, on the ground knowledge and networks.
  • Efficient business structure; our lean approach will transfer directly to affordable, quality seed pricing to the farmer.
  • Collaboration with germplasm partners; i.e. - CIMMYT, IITA, ARC, greatly reduces our research overheads, and shortens the product pipeline.

QUALITY POLICIES

Adherence to FAO Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) principles:

  • Ensuring safety and quality of products in the food chain.
  • Capturing new market advantages by modifying tradition supply chains.
  • Improving natural resources use, workers health and working conditions.
  • Creating new market opportunities for farmers and exporters in developing countries.