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About Us


Our ultimate Business Goal is to help farmers get optimum productivity from their efforts and thereby make them achieve greater profitability


Premier Seed Nigeria Limited is a Nigerian company involved in the development, production and marketing of hybrid seeds for use by farmers. Premier Seed is a Private Limited Liability Company incorporated in Nigeria in 1995 as a successor of Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., IOWA, and USA. Premier Seed is the oldest and the largest Seed Company in Nigeria and the Nation’s leader in Seed production


• Our mission is to provide improved seeds for farmers through the broad application of the science of genetics and technology. • Our business is to make the farming business profitable for farmers through production of hybrid, disease and pest resistant seed varieties. • Our ultimate goal is to faithfully serve humanity and in the process serve God and glorify Him.


The Charter of our business activities are outlined in the following operational policies: • To produce the best products for the market • To deal honestly and fairly with our employees, sales representatives, business associates, customers, producers and users of our products • To advertise, and sell our products vigorously, but without misrepresentation • To give technical and helpful management support to our customers that will enable them get the best from our products and obtain maximum profit for their investment and labour

The production of very high quality and dependable seeds for the market is very cardinal activity of the company. The production department works hand in hand with the Research and Development Department to ensure that that the achievements made3 in the research fields are translated to the benefit of our numerous customers in their farms.



  • Sources of our Germplasms: • The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria. • West African Rice Development Agency (WARDA). • Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU), Zaria, Nigeria. • Other National Research Institutes notably, National Cereals Research Institute (NCRI), Badegi, Nigeria and National Institute for Horticultural Research (NIHORT), Ibadan, Nigeria.

  • The Company engages in a very active and versatile Research and Development activities. This is to ensure that the Company continues to produce seeds that will meet the challenges of the dynamic environmental and farm production needs for farmers. The Research and Development Department of the Company is led by seasoned, highly trained and experienced plant breeders and supported by a team of Research Officers and field Assistants.

  • Premier Seed produces a range of hybrid seeds including cereals such as maize, sorghum and cowpea; as well as vegetables such as tomato, carrots and cucumber. We have white and yellow seeded hybrids including our three Proprietary lines, two of which are Quality Protein Maize (QPM) hybrids, suitable for either Machine planting or Hand planting and ecologically adapted to grow in various parts of Nigeria. Hybrids are needed by both large and small-scale farmers. Hybrid seeds guarantee better harvest and bigger profits.

  • Our seeds are available in several locations spread all over Nigeria. We have a vast network of distributors and sales agents in all part of Nigeria. To guarantee easy accessibility to our products, we have over 1000 registered distributors with a minimum of three distributors in each of the 774 Local Government Areas in Nigeria. Our distributors have the mandate to have conformable level of stock at hand at any given time. However, there is solid arrangement to meet any level of demand for our products from our distributors within a maximum of 48 hours. This is to ensure that our customers never find themselves stranded. SALES OUTLETS Generally, our national product sales and distribution network in Nigeria comprise of the following: • Agricultural Development Programmed (ADP) officers in all the Federal Republic of Nigeria • Direct selling point at strategic locations all over Nigeria • Agro-Input dealers in Partnership arrangement with our Company • Sales Agents. The sales and product distribution network is headed by the National Marketing manager and supported by a team of highly trained and motivated staff, having responsibility to cover two and not more than three contiguous States in Nigeria. Some more experienced marketers operate on Regional basis overseeing the marketing activities within two or three zones.


Our other brands are open-pollinated maize, including Obatanpa (QPM), rice (upland and lowland), sorghum, cowpea (white/brown) soybean, groundnu

a wide range of vegetables, both exotics and locals.








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