Social and Environmental Impact

CTCS’s ethos is grounded in the philosophy that the interests of our farmers, suppliers and customers
can be fully aligned with the health and progress of our planet. We maintain this ethos as the key
driver for sustainable growth of the business. We are proud to showcase some examples of the
positive work we are doing in origin to give back to the communities with whom we have developed
such a close and mutually beneficial relationship.

200,000 Trees planted in Nicaragua since 2012


Supplying & Financing Input Packs to over 3,000 farmers in 2019


15 R&D Sites in Africa


We are committed to delivering quality product to our customers while delivering real positive impact in the rural communities and environment in which we work, because it is in our commercial interests to do so.

Tom Snoek,
Group Founder and CEO

Supporting the UN SDG's

Through our activities, we contriibute to a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Golas.

UN SDG's logo

Research and development enhancing yields whilst reducing growers costs:

Below is some anecdotal evidence of the positive social and environmental impact Canon Garth and its partners are pursuing in origin:



  • Secured formal Government release of 2 varieties introduced by CG
  • 7mt/ ha yield achieved
  • New seed variety distributed to 1,200 contracted small scale farmers in Crop Year 2019/20.


  • 140 hectares of seed production planted in 2019
  • 4 new short cycle varieties
  • Early yield results showing 5mt/ha achievable
  • Exciting progress re drought tolerant varieties
  • Extensive R&D ongoing at commercial hub farm
  • Focus on crop diversification (+ crop rotation) for tobacco farmers.

Providing training and extension services to small scale farmers:

Extensive Training & Extension provided by CG and partners. Training focused on:

  • Agronomy/ crop protocols from planting through growing cycle
  • Harvest
  • Post harvest management to optimise quality/mitigate risk of aflatoxin

Development of 'best practice' protocols for Small Scale Farmers:

  • Input programs include seed, inoculant, fungicide, gypsum.
  • Season split into 3 main parts with training for each part conducted by training team.
  • Regular follow ups and crop monitoring conducted by in-house field agents.

Input Supply:

  • Input packs distributed to circa 1,900 Malawi farmers during 2019/20 season, many of which were to Women Farmer Groups
  • High quality seed produced in-house to international standards (all seed processing conducted in-house)
  • All inputs finance by CG local entities
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