African countries shows interest on importing agricultural seeds from Telangana

Vastavam web: African countries have shown interest in importing paddy and sunflower seeds from Telangana, informed Milinda Gates Foundation officials on Monday. In a press release, State Agricultural Principal Secretary C Parthasarathi briefed that the State is exporting paddy. maize, soybean and other seeds to different countries across the globe and nearly 90 per cent of the hybrid seed demand from within the country is being met from Telangana, he added.

He said the national and international agricultural universities and research institutions, 400 seed companies and processing units around the city give the Hyderabad a complete eco-system for the production and processing and export of quality seeds, Parthasarathi said.