Producing and Marketing Quality & Superior Seed Varieties to Somali Farmers
Our vision is to lead the Somali agricultural sector in providing appropriate and affordable seed alongside complementary technologies in support of farming as a business.
Products & Services
Production and sale of quality seed of superior varieties which meet farmer demands. Crops include maize, sorghum, cowpea, mungbean and sesame.
To develop the agriculture sector, the introduction of appropriate and affordable farm machinery for land preparation, planting, fertilizer application, harvesting and proper crop storage are important.
Banana farmers appreciate the ability to plant healthy banana seedlings with a high level of uniformity where losses due to planting diseased suckers are reduced.
Studies conducted by SATG reveal that Somali soils are generally low in phosphorous and nitrogen and high in pH. Diammonium phosphate and Urea are widely used to address these identified soil nutrient deficiencies.
Our soil analysis service allows farmers to make informed decisions on soil-fertility interventions. It is the first time such technology has been introduced since 1990.
One of Filsan’s main objectives is to disseminate knowledge at the grassroots level. A considerable amount of knowledge specific to Somali agriculture has been lost because of the prolonged war.
The Filsan seed production program begins with locally available, open pollinated varieties of maize, cowpea, mungbean and sesame, which are important crops contributing to food security in Somalia and have a ready local market.
Sweet potato is a potentially attractive crop both for tuber production and for fodder. Using a network of local contracted seed growers, Filsan intends to tackle two issues at the same time:
- Increasing the availability of high quality seed, and
- Improving the entrepreneurship and business skills of farmers.
Over 400 Farm Members
Filsan, in partnership with the Somali Agriculture Technical Group (SATG), has actively demonstrated various need-based technologies in agriculture and has been credited with many landmark achievements in seed system developments and related policy implications. SATG’s Agri-business Incubation Centre (ABIC) in Afgoi, 30 km from Mogadishu, is a model research and demonstration site for many enthusiastic farmers and entrepreneurs interested in agricultural development.
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