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International Projects


Libya Project

Between 2008 and 2009, Kimseed and AGWEST of Ag. Dept. in WA have  proudly worked together to conclude a consultancy, rehabilitation and procurement project in different rangelands in Libya. Below some of the photos which were taken over the project stages.

Mini Seeder Demonstration

Seed Cleaner Demonstration

Camel Pitter

Safety Introduction Lecture

Specilized equipment used to accomplish packing

Site in Libya

Project Sheds Structure

Camel Pitter on Site - Libya

Camel Pitter in use

Camel Pitter behind Tractor

Wadi Samaloose Medic Harvesting - Vacuum Harvester

Spreading and Pitting

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Kuwait Project    (Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research)                                        

In 2003 Kimseed provided technical services to K.I.S.R. at the Sulaibiya Agricultural Research Station. The following year Kimseed provided equipment and advice for trials of techniques suitable for the remediation of damage caused by the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. Kimseed proposed and trialled a technology dramatically different and significantly more cost-effective that the solutions proposed by the UN Compensation Commission. 

Seed Cleaning  Seed Threshing  Threshed Seeds

Disc Revegetation Seeder: On  Tar-Crete

(Crude Oil Crust) Kuwait  2005

 

The final report on the project has confirmed the success of the Kimseed method, demonstrating that expensive interventions such as irrigation, soil emendation and shelter belts were unnecessary, and in some circumstances, counter-productive. This will potentially allow parts of the UN awards to be used for rangeland management and ecological research over and above remediation.  

The success of the pitting seeder in channelling meagre rainfall to the seed bed and promoting germination was a major contributor to the success of the project. This machine mimics the natural process where wind-blown seed lodges in depressions left camels. Ironically, the impervious nature of tar-crete means that a high percentage of rainfall run off reaches the seed beds formed and seeded by this machine.

 In general, Kimseed can:

 1)       Produce the initial Environmental Assessment and Viability Study of any Project, large or small. We can identify the required species, develop and implement seed banks, produce Soil and environmental Data Studies to properly implement a project, and train the staff in charge to manage the early stages of a project. In the absence of local seeds, we can suggest and supply replacement varieties suitable to the Geographical and Environmental conditions of a project.

 2)       Supply the Equipment required for Native Seed Harvesting - Small or Large - Supply the Seed Processing and Seed Storage Equipment to handle seeds so that their viability and germination characteristics are fully protected.

 3)       Supply the Equipment to properly plant these seeds as per their requirements, advising those in charge on how to prepare soils and seeds to achieve maximum germination results.

Rangeland Seeder  Camel Pitter Environmental Study
                                                                          

4)  Fully cover in our involvement with a project, all aspects of development, whether they are Short -Medium or Long Term objectives. Ensure proper training and understanding by all concerned of the required steps and care needed to succeed.

Processed Seed Seed Processing Training Seed Management training

 5)       As a project evolves, procure the Equipment and Supplies that may be needed as this project grows, ensuring a successful outcome after a specified time frame.

 6)       The uniqueness of Kimseed is that it is surely the only company in the word capable of offering a “One Stop Shop”. (All needs supplied by one source). And also having 35 years experience in all aspects of Seed Production-Management-Project Development and Implementation.

We are extremely proud of our achievements, and can assure any prospective user of our Services and or Equipment 100% satisfaction and results as expected.  

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China

China Forage Seed Project - Jointly Funded by the Australian Government Concessionary Finance Facility and the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture.

This current project was part of an overall strategy to supplement existing fodder production, forage grass and legume seed supply in China and in so doing improve the sustainability of farming systems and raise the incomes of poor rural families.

The project comprised of four sub projects:
Chifeng in Inner Mongolia (345km north East of Beijing)
Qingdoa in Shandong province (420km South East of Beijing)
Yunchen in Shanxi province (735km South West of Beijing)
Wudi in Shandong province (255km South of Beijing)

The Kimseed lead consortium  provided:

  • Agricultural machinery tailored for each project's specific needs

  • Agro-chemicals and fertilisers including micro nutrients

  • Seeds

  • Technical Assistance - advice on agronomic management, use of machinery for land preparation, seeding, harvesting and seed treatment both in Australia and under local conditions, and marketing methods

  • Training both in China and in Australia to strengthen the technical know how of the recipient regions.

At the completion of this unique and challenging project, the four sub-projects were successful in generating the following outputs:

  • Increased feed for animals in winter and spring when hay is in short supply

  • Reduce reliance on imported seed

  • Rehabilitate land that has been degraded

  • Protect the environment

  • Utilise surplus labour

  • Raise income levels of poor people.

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Sumbawa, Indonesia

This  project ran until early 2000, entailed specialised procedures for rapid erosion control and revegetation management of the steep slopes around the site, prior to and during the wet season. Schedules for the supply and operation of purpose-built machinery, products and training of local people are also an integral component of the contract taking place on the worlds largest mine construction site.

Kimseed were awarded contracts on the Batu Hijau mine site, firstly with the mine construction company (Fluor Daniel Indonesia) in 1997 and then with the mining company itself (Pt Newmont). The value of contracts since the company began its work in Indonesia exceeds $1.75million.

The formation of our foreign investment company, Pt Kimseed Enviro, in Indonesia facilitates our expansion into this region.

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Iraq

In July 1997, Kimseed secured a $350,000 contract for Dryland & Rangeland Seeders and unique machinery trailers for the Kurdish community in Northern Iraq. This specialised equipment was to enable the local people to efficiently collect and sow their own local seed for pasture improvement and sustainable crop management.

 

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Libya

A 1997 project stemming from visits by Libyan Government officials and Kimseed representatives resulted in an initial machinery contract of $1.3million and over half a million dollars of pasture seed. Soil conservation and forage improvement projects in locations adjoining the Sahara Desert demanded an extensive range of machinery and equipment. Many of the machines were designed and adapted in association with other machinery manufacturers throughout Australia. Libyan personnel were trained in Libya by Kimseed staff.

In the 1997-99 period, Kimseed also exported to:

  • Southern Africa - Seed Processing machinery

  • Burma - Pasture seed for rehabilitation projects

  • Morocco - Pasture seed

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International Rural Development Projects

Kimseed is a major supplier to bilateral and multilateral aid programs throughout the world. The Group's largest clients include The United Nations (FAO and UNDP), GTZ German Aid, DANIDA Danish Aid and the Australian AusAID.

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