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Rice Seed Technology for Africa

We intend to become Africa’s most successful developer, producer and seller of Rice Hybrids..
About The Company

Get to know who we are, how we began, our mission and aspirations and what we want to archieve

Afritec Seeds Limited was registered as a LLC in Kenya in August, 2014. It was registered then as a Seed Merchant with KEPHIS, the national regulator body of Kenya responsible for regulating seed production and sales. The company got initial funding from FoodTrade East and Southern Africa, funded by DIFID, British Aid. The company is headquartered in Malindi, Kenya, with operations in Kisumu, KE, and in Morogoro, Tanzania. Work is ongoing in Uganda, but indirectly through partners. As of February 2018, the company will have hybrids registered for sale in Kenya, followed by similar products registered in Tanzania in 2019.

Our Story

The roots of the company come from the Founder’s work in the US. Starting in 1988, Dr. Mann managed the research organization within RiceTec, Inc. located in Alvin, Texas for some 16 years. During that time his team developed the first commercial hybrids in the US, Central and South America. The work in Kenya started in 2005, when Dr. Mann was a consultant with a local rice farm. Initially using germplasm from IRRI, and the US, breeding started in 2005.


We intend to become Africa’s most successful developer, producer and seller of Rice Hybrids.

Core Valu

To positively influence the lives of African small, medium and large rice farmers by creating wealth for them from the value we build into our products.

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In late 2012, a new company, again owned by Dr. Mann (Hybrids East Africa {HEAL}), received a grant to conduct hybrid rice breeding from the African Agricultural Technology Foundation, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Given the BBSL experience, reconstructing superior female lines was relative quick, given that we knew which crosses to make, and how to conduct the screening. HEAL continues in its mission to expand the use of hybrid rice in East Africa. Afritec Seeds Limited is one of the commercial partners in that project.

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