The Diploma in Seed Business Management offers a blend of technical knowledge and business acumen tailored for the seed industry. It covers the science of seed production, seed quality control, marketing strategies, and the management of seed companies. Through lectures, case studies, practical sessions, and industry engagement, students will gain insights into the complexities of the seed business, from field to market. The program aims to prepare professionals who can innovate and lead in the seed sector, ensuring food security and agricultural sustainability.


    26th February, 2024
    3 Months
    Diploma in Seed Business Management
    Online with simulated practical sessions
    NGN 250,000


Module 1 - Introduction to Seed Technology

  1. Fundamentals of seed biology
  2. Overview of the global seed industry
  3. Seed laws, policies, and intellectual property rights.

Module 2 - Seed Production and Processing

  1. Principles of seed production for major crops
  2. Seed processing techniques and equipment
  3. Quality control in seed production and processing.

Module 3 - Seed Testing and Certification

  1. Seed sampling and testing methods
  2. Seed certification processes and standards
  3. Genetic purity and GMO testing.

Module 4 - Seed Marketing and Sales

  1. Market analysis and segmentation
  2. Branding, promotion, and sales strategies for seed products
  3. Digital marketing in the seed industry.

Module 5 - Seed Company Management

  1. Business planning and strategy development for seed companies
  2. Financial management in the seed sector
  3. Human resource management and organizational development.

Module 6 - Supply Chain and Logistics Management

  1. Seed supply chain management
  2. Logistics and distribution strategies
  3. Inventory management and control.

Module 7 - Innovation and Technology in Seed Business

  1. Emerging technologies in seed production and testing
  2. Biotechnology and seed enhancement technologies
  3. Trends and future directions in the seed industry.

Module 8- Sustainability and Ethics in Seed Business.

  1. Sustainable seed production practices
  2. Ethical considerations in seed business
  3. Corporate social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

Module 9 - Capstone Project: Developing a Seed Business Plan

  1. Market research and analysis
  2. Business model development for a new or existing seed product
  3. Financial planning and risk assessment.


This program is designed for:

  1. Entrepreneurs and professionals in the seed industry looking to enhance their business management skills.
  2. Individuals interested in starting a seed company or working in seed production and distribution.
  3. Agricultural graduates seeking specialized knowledge in seed technology and business.
  4. Managers and executives in agribusinesses seeking to expand into the seed sector.


Each student will undertake a capstone project that requires developing a comprehensive business plan for launching or improving a seed product or company. This project includes market research, product development strategy, financial planning, and sustainability considerations. The project culminates in a presentation to a panel of industry experts and faculty members during the program.


Each Module is delivered online by seasoned professionals and guest lecturers. Modules with practical and laboratory contents are simulated in a model that allows participants to have full understanding of the process flow. Other features of the course include Group Class Activities, Case Study Analysis of several Seed companies and factors that influence their performance.

Final Award

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will earn a Diploma in Seed Business Management from the Nigerian College of Agribusiness. At the Convocation Ceremony, graduating students will receive their Certificate and Transcripts of academic records.

Tuition Fee

NGN 250,000

Course Start Date

26th February, 2024

Application Process

  1. Complete the Application for Admission Form for the course
  2. Application form fee is N5,000 payable into Zenith Bank, Account Name: Nigerian College of Agribusiness, Account Number: 1228461510
  3. Attach receipt of Application fee with your highest academic credential and submit to: admissions@ncaedu.ng
  4. Upon successful evaluation of your application, you will receive your Admission Letter indicating acceptance into the program. The Letter will also contain details of enrollment into the Course.

Click on the link below to fill the application form for this course

Further Enquiries

Do you need any further assistance regarding this program, send an email to: training@ncaedu.ng or chat with a program executive on WhatsApp via: 09023789104 (Nigeria)

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Established in 2022 and approved by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), the College provides high-quality specialized education that strives to improve the productivity, performance and continuous development of professionals in Nigeria. The College has the Centre for Environment and Climate Innovation, Centre for Agribusiness Enterprise, Centre for Centre for Nutrition and Wellness, Centre for Development Leadership, Centre for Farm Management and Centre for Food Business Innovation. Through these centers, the college delivers need-based professional education to diverse professionals across the country and beyond. In 2023, the Nigerian College of Agribusiness was admitted into E4Impact Alliance, a network of leading business schools in Africa helping startups in Africa to scale up and attain their full potentials. Other members of E4Impact Alliance include University of Professional Studies Accra, University of Makeni Sierra-Leone and Uganda Martyrs University Kampala.