Kimseed was established in the Kimberley region of North Western Australia by Stephen Hill in 1970 to provide soil conservation & establishment technologies and pasture seed for revegetation of arid areas. Trading as Kimberley Seeds, the company recognised that many land users are only able to invest in landcare providing there is a commercial return for their investment. The business designed innovative seeding, harvesting and cleaning equipment and provided new techniques for plant establishment under difficult soil and climatic conditions. In 1974 signs were emerging of an export market for seed and soil conservation technology. Stephen Hill visited Kuwait, Iraq, UAE and Iran in 1975 and saw huge potential for a full-time export operation and in 1979 an opportunity arose to sell seed for a Middle East rangeland regeneration project.