Designated pro-vitamin A "Vita-5001", the seeds were grown on five hectares. However, João Saraiva, the company's commercial director, admitted that production per hectare should grow with the release of this species of seed and its registration in the National Seed Registry.
Cited by Angop, the official clarified that this seed is intended to help improve the health of pregnant women and also of citizens who have a lack of vitamin A.
Following the presentation of the improved seeds, the company formed a partnership with Carrinho Agri de Benguela to acquire 600 tons of these seeds per year.
According to Angop, the cooperation concerns red, white and yellow corn seeds that will be distributed by Carrinho to farmers with a view to promoting family farming.
David Maciel, administrator of Carrinho, in statements to Angop, indicated that the company is currently registering farmers at national level to acquire seeds and proceed with production.
The official explained that this partnership aims to combat some of the population's nutrition problems and also access to seeds.
He also took the opportunity to reveal that Carrinho Agri is already implementing a structure in Huíla, as part of the national program for rural development and extension, with the purpose of simplifying the concession to the beneficiaries.
Paulo Amaral, director general of the company Jardins da Yoba, also quoted by Angop, indicated that the company has the capacity to respond to the demand of possible buyers of these seeds.