Our primary mission is to produce and market quality seed of superior varieties to Somali farmers. We also engage in other sectors of the agriculture value chain that include input supply, tissue culture, soil and water analysis, seed testing for germination and purity and farm mechanization.
Seed production & packaging
Filsan intends to scale up the seed production activity and expand the marketing of quality seed to farmers throughout the country. Currently, The seeds produced and packaged by Filsan include the following: Maize, Sorghum, Cowpea, MungBean, Sesame, Tomato, Onion, Sweet pepper, Hot pepper, Carrot, Watermelon, Lettuce, and Swiss chard.
We are using Tissue Culture technology
What is tissue Culture?
Tissue culture is the production of new plants from a small piece of plant tissue or cell that is grown in an artificial medium for the regeneration of shoots and roots.
Why tissue culture?
The application of tissue culture technology enables the farmers the production of uniform and high yielding crops that are also free from diseases. The technology is widely used for the production of clean banana seedlings.
The tissue culture lab located at K11 is intended to revitalize the banana industry. Banana seedlings established through tissue culture have faster growth, vigorous start, uniform production cycle. The seedling for planting are 100 % disease free.
How does it benefit the farming industry?
There is a growing interest to revive the banana industry. In recent years, small shipments carrying Somali bananas have reached various destinations, including Turkey and the Middle East. This is expected to increase as the banana producers are working hard to produce superior banana suitable for export markets.
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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