Summary

  • National Tested Seeds and Farm Shop are brands of Kencor Management Services (Private) Limited. Kencor Management Services is a family owned business  that has been in operation since 1978.

 

  • NTS has a well established and respected brand name in the market, being a leading supplier of seeds. NTS is continually pursuing the introduction of new varieties into the market, including sourcing publically available germplasm from the Zimbabwe government breeding program and international research organisations such as CIMMYT.

 

  • Farm Shop supplies agricultural inputs to the farmer. The product categories include seed, fertilizer, agrochemicals, veterinary, stockfeeds, chicks and farm hardware and small equipment. Farm Shop continues to expand its national footprint, through its branch network, having in the last year opened 10 new branches, bringing the total number of branches to 20. Additionally, it is developing a substantive 'Agency Network' which engages rural agrodealers to supply a range of agricultural inputs, sourced from Farm Shop, to local farmers.

 

  • The company has recently launched a new brand, GoFarm, which undertakes contract farm equipment hire, to principally small scale farmers, located in the vicinity of its Farm Shops. The services offered include planting, ploughing and other tillage.