Jardine Distribution, Inc. and Advanta plants seed of partnership to benefit corn farming

Jardine Distribution, Inc.(JDI), one of the country’s leading agro products company and global seeds producer Advanta Seed International (ASI) recently sealed a partnership that will see the introduction of several biotech products into the country.

In a joint conference between JDI and Advanta at the latter’s breeding and research facility in Lopburi, Thailand, Advanta Business Manager Seraj Ahmad said that the first product to be introduced in the Philippines is ADV Maize Doble, a genetically modified seed product with double stacks gene (MON 89034*NK603) technology that will help corn growers increase their yield. 

To kick off the partnership, Advanta Chief Operating Officer for Asia and Africa region Mr. Venkatram Vasantavada recently visited JDI to formally sign the partnership agreement. This was followed by a series of technical training exercises for the JDI team of agronomists.

“These are indeed exciting times for both JDI and Advanta as we participate in the dynamic Philippine corn seeds market ” says Edwin Hernandez, President of JDI.  “Adding ADV Maize Doble into our portfolio further shows our commitment to the Filipino Farmers in providing quality products to improve their livelihood,” Mr. Hernandez added.

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