Peacock Seeds, a Malawian seed manufacturing company, says it will sell over 70 metric tonnes of maize seeds in Mzimba district alone.
Peacock Seeds marketing manager for the northern region Elias Nyirenda told Nyasa Times on Friday that there has been a steady rising demand for their seeds in the region in the last two years.
He said as a way of helping out farmers who are located in very rural areas the company will arrange for transport logistics to reach out to them.
“This is a big plus for the company, and we are greatly indebted to all the farmers for liking and choosing our brand, said Nyirenda.
He said farmers like Peacock seeds because most varieties mature early and are drought resistant.
“We are offering people varieties that will bring out positive results in the Malawian setup,” he said.
Mzimba, the largest district in Malawi, has most of its people into subsistence farming.
They mostly grow tobacco for commercial purposes and maize for food.