Seed Researcher Unveils New Hybrid Maize Seed Varieties in Ghana

A seed researcher and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Legacy Crop Improvement Center (LCIC) in Ghana, Amos Rutherford, has unveiled two new hybrid seed varieties to agricultural stakeholders at a variety show event on Thursday June 18, 2020. The seed varieties known as Legacy 25 and Legacy 26, are pro-vitamin A yield corns with expected yield of 8-9 tons/hectare.

According to the CEO, the Legacy 25 and Legacy 26 hybrid seed is meant to eradicate hidden hunger and provide improved  nutrition.

The meeting brought stakeholders from academia, regulatory agencies, farmers, and financial institutions.

About Legacy Crop Improvement Centre (LCIC)

LCIC is a seed research and training company producing foundation seeds of maize, cowpea, rice and soybean. LCIC believes easy access to high quality foundation seeds can revolutionalise agriculture in Ghana.

News Source: Agriculture in Africa Media