Two leading agro companies in the Philippines have recently joined forces to bring modern technologies to Filipino corn farmers. Jardine Distribution, Inc., (JDI) and Calata Corporation recently inked an agreement to put up model corn farms where their respective expertise will be combined to showcase a cost efficient and highly productive corn production farm.
For their part, JDI President Edwin Hernandez says that they will be providing a range of critical inputs including their newest corn seed Maize Doble and various crop protection and specialty fertilizer products. On the other hand, Calata Corp Chief Executive Joseph Calata advised that their company will put into practice their farming expertise at a pilot farm located in Isabela.
L – R: From JDI – Mr. Robert Littaua, Marketing Manager; Mr. Edwin Hernandez, President. From Calata Corporation – Mr. Joseph Calata, Chairman and CEO; Mr. Parker Ong, Vice President
Calata added that the partnership with JDI is aimed at showing local corn growers in Isabela, how to maximize production per hectare by using a combination of modern products and modern farming management skills.
“I’m quite gung ho for this project as it resonates with our own vision – uplift the lives of the farmers and uplift the agricultural industry of the Philippines.” Expressed Mr. Joseph Calata, Calata Corporation Chairman and CEO.
Jardine Distribution, Inc., a member company of the Jardine Matheson Group, represents a number of leading brands in crop protection, local and foreign-made pesticides, plant growth regulators, plant nutrition, hybrid rice seeds, and vegetable seeds. For more information, please visit www.jardinedistribution.com.