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In response to the Department of Agricultures Plant, Plant, Plant program, leading pure-play agriculture company Corteva Agriscience (NYSE: CTVA) distributed rice and corn seeds to 2,000 farmers across the Philippines. This contribution of seeds should result in approximately PHP80 million gross revenue for rural farming communities and additional yields of up to 3,750 metric tons of corn and 1,800 metric tons of rice, which will help to feed an additional 20,000 people.

In response to the Department of Agriculture Plant, Plant, Plant program, leading pure-play agriculture company Corteva Agriscience (NYSE: CTVA) distributed rice and corn seeds to 2,000 farmers across the Philippines. This contribution of seeds should result in approximately PHP80 million gross revenue for rural farming communities and additional yields of up to 3,750 metric tons of corn and 1,800 metric tons of rice, which will help to feed an additional 20,000 people.

Mr. Arun Mittal, Corteva Agriscience Country Director for the Philippines, said, “At this crucial time, we need to avoid a food crisis by ensuring the continuity of the food supply chain. As our health officials lead the fight against COVID-19, we see it as our duty as a leading agriculture company to support the fight against the threat of hunger.

Since the Enhanced Community Quarantine, which commenced in mid-March, Corteva has worked diligently to ensure safe and continuous operations of its Luzon and Mindanao facilities, including its research and development stations. These facilities continue to supply high-quality hybrid rice and corn seeds to Filipino farmers. Critically, in close coordination with the Department of Agriculture, Corteva was able to ensure unhampered movement across the country to help farmers have continued reliable access to seed and crop protection products.

See full article at Business Mirror

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