Zaad operates in the specialized agri-inputs industry and currently owns, develops, imports and distributes a broad range of agri seeds in Africa, Europe and other international emerging markets. Through Agricol, Klein Karoo Seed Marketing and Gebroeders Bakker, it has a proud history spanning more than 50 years and currently exports to more than 100 countries. Its portfolio, product and geographic mix have been structured to mitigate agri cyclicality. The specialized agri-inputs market, and particularly the proprietary hybrid seed segment, remains attractive and Zaad is well positioned to benefit from it. It has annual turnover of over R 1 bn.
Sakata Seed America announced the sale of its onion seed breeding program to Zaad Holdings Limited (‘Zaad’), a subsidiary of Zeder, effective July 27, 2018.