Richard Sebit from the Africa Help International displays seed samples after carrying out germination tests. [Gurtong/ Petia Suliman Loro]
Petia Suliman Loro.
YEI, 01 August 2012 [Gurtong] - The seeds are to be procured and supplied to farmers in Yei in readiness for planting this season.
The seeds tested for quality include carrots, maize, tomato, beans, onion, okra and cabbages.
The project Agriculturalist Richard Sebit said that the seeds will benefit the farmers in Morobo and Yambio Counties of Western Equatoria State.
Sebit added that the tests have shown that all the seeds have germinated above 75 percent.
Normally seeds with a germination rate of below 75 percent are rejected as not good for planting.
In the recent years, farmers have had bad experiences with imported seeds which do not germinate leading to loses.
The new development reduces risks and makes famers expect mass agricultural productivity this season.