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US firm distributes rice, corn seeds in PH

By Madelaine B. Miraflor

Multinational agriculture company Corteva Agriscience has distributed rice and corn seeds to as much as 2,000 farmers across the Philippines as part of its COVID-19 efforts.

The distribution, according to the company, should translate to ₱80 million worth of gross revenues for rural farming communities by turning in additional yields of up to 3,750 metric tons (MT) of corn and 1,800 MT of rice.

This could help feed additional 20,000 people, Corteva Agrisciences said. Corteva Agriscience is a New York Stock Exchange-listed agricultural chemical and seed company.

It has operations in the Philippines and in other parts of the world. “At this crucial time, we need to avoid a food crisis by ensuring the continuity of the food supply chain.

Source: Manila Bulletin (

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