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Farmers warned against fake seeds

Published on March 23, 2016

As the planting season nears, farmers have been cautioned to be aware and also refrain from buying fake seeds, which are likely to be flooded by unscrupulous and unlicensed companies as well as traders on the market.
“Farmers should be wary of the quality of seeds they purchase because many people are selling fake seeds to them without their knowledge. The farmers may not be aware thus these unscrupulous dealers take that advantage of them,” said Edinandi Piringo, the LC3 chairperson, Kamonkoli, while calling for government action on the matter by strengthening the Seed Act.
“This remains a big challenge, and demands concerted efforts from all stakeholders to address this pertinent issue,” he added. Read more. Source | Daily Monitor