Euro-Asian seed company supplies to 30 million farmers

A seed company formed by Dutch agriculturist Simon Groot and Filipino trader Benito Domingo in 1982 has become a multi-cultural organization with over 4,000 employees who provide high-quality vegetable seeds to 30 million farmers across the globe.

Initially called Hortigenetics Philippines Inc., the company was renamed East-West Seed Company Inc. as evidence that a partnership between a European and an Asian company could succeed. Its goal was to blend European style seedsmanship with Asian tropical vegetables.

From its early work in the Philippines, the company expanded to include breeding programs in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, India, China and other Asian countries.

Today, East-West Seed Company distributes high-quality vegetable seeds in about 60 countries worldwide. From Africa to Asia, Australia to America, East-West Seed provides farmers better seeds for better yields.

East-West Seed currently leads the ranking of seed companies in two of three indices under the Access to Seeds Index which was published for the first time this year.

Read more at The Standard

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