Commercial maize in planted the first 4 years in our build up period. This is to train our organization and to demonstrate to smallholder farmers and medium farmers, that a much higher yield than today’s local average, can be achieved by soil renovation and conservation practices.
The first planting was in December 2018 and January 2019 and the second planting December 2019. Last planting was 170 ha, and that will decrease as the seed maize increase. FFF consulted intensively with local farmers and as a consequence, 7 different varieties were selected first year and 5 varieties last year. The aim is not only to realize a good harvest but also to study the performance of the different seeds and to help the local farming community.