SL Agritech to supply India with Hybrid Seeds

09 Apr Posted by Administrator

Malaya Business Insight

Local seed provider SL Agritech Corp. is set to tap the Indian hybrid seed market following a technological transfer tie-up with its national government this June.

Henry Lim, president of SL Agritech, said in an interview the company can potentially supply the large Indian market with hybrid seed varieties originating from the Philippines.

Lim said the company was initially approached by  local seed companies in India to hold demos which could facilitate the growing use of hybrid seeds in that  country.

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25 Mar Posted by Administrator

Malaya Business Insight 

The provincial unit of the Department of Agriculture in Central Luzon is pushing to expand the use of hybrid rice varieties in the region to a land area of around 80,000 to 100,000 this year in a bid to increase palay production and lower production costs in some of the largest rice producing provinces in the country.

Hybrid rice has boosted  palay harvest in the region to  360,000 MT or about  70 percent of the total country yield increase of 500,000 MT in 2014.

 “We’re targeting around 80,000 to 100,000 hectares this crop year. This is in collaboration with the local government units in the area,” said DA Region III chief Andrew Villacorta.

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Phl eyes rice deal with Bangladesh

12 Mar Posted by Administrator

Business Mirror

The Philippines may enter into a bilateral agreement with Bangladesh on rice trade, an official of the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Thursday.

Agriculture Assistant Secretary Edilberto M. de Luna issued the statement after DA officials recently met with a mission from Bangladesh, led by Agriculture Minister Md. Eunusur Rahman and heads of government-run Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corp. (BADC).

De Luna said Bangladesh is keen on proposing to supply the Philippines with rice which the country continues to import.

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