KLEIN KAROO Seed Marketing Zimbabwe Private Limited (KKSMZ) is a newly formed subsidiary.
The venture consists of a popular brand in South Africa, KLEIN KAROO Seed Marketing South Africa (Pty) Ltd (KKSM), a seasoned seed producer and marketer with commercial seed business history dating back to 1947. The company is now a major force in South Africa to the extent that it competes one on one with world class seed companies.
Recently, KKSM embarked on a regional drive that started with Zambia in 2011 and is now spreading to Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
This drive will spread further North as it moves from being represented by an in-country distributor to becoming an in-country active seed company.
The aim is to be in most of the major seed markets in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2020. In its regional expansion drive, KKSM identifies partners with similar vision and complements them with its vast experience and capital base to kick start formation of strong local brands.
The company KLEIN KAROO Seed Marketing Zimbabwe is a gazetted seed company according to the seed regulations of Zimbabwe. It has registrations for the production of seed for the following crops: maize hybrids, open pollinated maize varieties, soya beans, sugar beans, sorghum, cowpeas, groundnuts, pearl millet, and vegetable and pasture seeds.