East-West Seed (EWS), a leader in vegetable seeds entered into an exclusive agreement for distribution with Advanced Chemical Industries (ACI) in Bangladesh on November 13, 2019. EWS is a global leader in tropical vegetable seeds market with three and a half decades of experience in breeding, producing and delivering high-quality seeds that ensure enhanced yields, better disease tolerance, early fruiting, uniformity and consistent quality to help smallholder farmers in tropical areas increase their production and incomes. Founded by Dutch seedsman Dr Simon Groot in 1982, EWS introduced market-oriented plant breeding in Southeast Asia with the main focus on developing improved vegetable varieties that are adapted to local markets and growing conditions. Dr Simon Groot was awarded the prestigious World Food Prize 2019 in October, for his work on playing a transformative role in improving the health and economic opportunities of small farmer communities in more than 60 tropical countries.
East-West Seed Managing Director Mr. Dilip Rajan said, “Our goal is to help unlock the potential of smallholder vegetable farmers in Bangladesh by improving the availability of high-quality vegetable seeds and providing knowledge on better farming practices. Together with ACI, we hope to reach millions of smallholder farmers across Bangladesh.”
East-West Seed has been ranked #1 in the 2019 “Global Access to Seed Index”, besting 13 other global seed companies for its commitment and performance in providing the world’s smallholder farmers access to quality seeds.
ACI Seed is a leading seed business under ACI Ltd. with the highest growth in the seed industry and having a wide distribution network across the country. Through this agreement ACI Seed will ensure best quality seed and highest productivity of the farmers in Bangladesh.