Providing affordable seed and complementary technologies.
Filsan Ltd. (referred to as Filsan) is a registered company in Somalia involved in various agriculture related activities. Over the past few years Filsan, in partnership with the Somali Agriculture Technical Group (SATG), a Somalia registered non-governmental organization, has actively demonstrated various need-based technologies in agriculture and has been credited with many landmark achievements in seed system development 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.
Filsan is a wholly separate commercial entity that works closely with SATG to commercialize technologies that have been identified by SATG. Filsan is actively engaged in commercial seed production of various crop species including maize, sorghum, selected legumes, and sesame, and is planning to expand into vegatively propagated crops including bananas and sweet potatoes. In addition, Filsan has recently established a soil lab offering a soil testing service to farmers and development organizations.
The company’s interest is to engage in other sectors of the value chain including input supply and agriculture mechanization where it has technical expertise, there is profit making potential, and where these activities will improve the social welfare of the Somali farming community.
Filsan will follow SATG’s lead in having its finances audited on an annual basis
Core Values & Motto
Leadership. Integrity. Innovation. Honesty. Fairness. Work ethics. Reliability. High technical. expertise.
Our primary mission is to produce and market quality seed of superior varieties to Somali farmers. We will engage in other sectors of the agriculture value chain such as input supply, tissue culture, soil analysis, and mechanization.
Our vision is to lead the Somali agricultural sector in providing appropriate and affordable seed and complementary technologies in support of farming as a business.
Our team provides high quality products and services with cutting edge technologies. See the links listed for our products and services.
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.
Our application of banana tissue technology enables farmers uniform and high yielding crop production that is free from diseases.
Research & Analysis
Filsan’s research analysis services include (seed testing, soil analysis and water analysis) that helps farmers in making informed decisions on soil, water and seed interventions.
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.
“We strive for peace and prosperity through agriculture advancements”
Hussein Haji, Ph.D., has served for twenty years with the Ministry of Agriculture in Somalia. He worked as Senior Researcher and a lecturer of Genetics and Plant Breeding at the Somali National University.
Dr Hussein Haji.