Bengaluru 17th July 2023: Corteva Agriscience, the global pure-play agriculture company, today commemorated the 50-year legacy of Pioneer® Seeds in India at an event in Hyderabad. Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Information Technology, Electronics & Communication Department, Government of Telangana was the chief guest of the event. On this occasion, Corteva congratulated farmers closely associated with Pioneer for decades including woman farmers making a positive contribution to farming. Corteva Pravaktas- the farmer ambassadors were recognised for their continued contributions in transforming agriculture, sharing knowledge and best practices with fellow farmers to enhance yield & productivity.

Corteva started its journey in India with the set-up of Pioneer Seeds in 1972. Pioneer has been developing and characterizing hybrid seeds in key crops including corn, rice, millet, and mustard, while continuing to be one of the country’s leading suppliers. Corteva hybrid varieties help farmers increase yields, maintaining a sustainable supply of food, and increasing food security.

Sharing his thoughts on Pioneer’s enduring legacy brand, Tim Glenn, Executive Vice President, Seed Business Unit of Corteva Agriscience said “Corteva’s success in India is a result of the strength of our seed technology and dedication to farmers. Through our sustainable seed portfolio, we aim to make India a global hub for seed innovation. With increased R&D investments, we will continue to introduce agricultural innovations that will continue to progress farmers productivity and sustainability.”

With the global seed brand Pioneer, Corteva Agriscience is revolutionizing Indian agriculture and bringing tangible results for farmers. These seeds not only help increase overall crop yield but also aid in improving crop productivity, thereby helping increase farmer income and contributing towards the government’s mission to double farmers income.

Corteva has established an R&D facility —Multi-Crop Research Centre (MCRC) — in Telangana. This research facility builds synergies in breeding and breeding technology deployment across key crops like corn, millet, and mustard. This facility serves as a technology hub for the entire Asia Pacific region.

Talking about his vision for the agriculture sector, Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Information Technology, Electronics & Communication Department, Government of Telangana, said, “We congratulate Corteva’s Pioneer on completing 50 years in India. The state of Telangana is committed to implementing policies and initiatives that enhances agriculture and provide necessary resources to farmers. Private sector’s participation and contribution is assisting farmers to have better access to latest technology and adopt sustainable practices. We will continue to support such initiatives that drive value addition to boost farmers’ income and enhances the overall agricultural sector. “

“For 50 years, Corteva’s global seed brand Pioneer has enabled millions of farmers to maximize productivity and profitability by infusing technology into agriculture. From the adoption of hybrid seeds, to empowering the use of sustainable solutions in communities, Corteva has been at the forefront of supporting resilience through proven science,” said Ravinder Balain, President – South Asia, Corteva Agriscience.

Empowering farmers with high yielding seed, agronomy support and services Corteva aims maximize yield potential to the fullest. For the last 50 years, Corteva’s Pioneer Seed brand has been a trusted partner of Indian farmers, delivering advanced hybrids, and seed treatments to help them increase productivity and profitability.