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Corteva Agriscience donates sunflower seeds to Ukrainian farmers on 6 thou hectares

18 June , 2024  

Corteva Agriscience, an international agricultural research company, has provided soybean and sunflower seeds to Ukrainian farmers from eastern and southern Ukraine for the spring sowing campaign under a program of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the company’s press service reports.

According to the report, under this program, small and medium-sized farms and agricultural producers in the frontline regions with land area of 10 to 500 hectares were eligible to apply for free seeds. FAO provided farmers from eastern and southern Ukraine with Corteva’s Pioneer® sunflower hybrids for sowing on 6,000 hectares.

“Working side by side with farmers, we see the extraordinary efforts they are making to continue sowing fields and contributing to the world’s food security during the third year of full-scale war. Therefore, it was an honor for Corteva to participate in the FAO project and supply farmers with Pioneer® sunflower seeds,” said Oleksandra Bilash, Head of Marketing at Corteva Agriscience in Ukraine.

The project of Corteva Agriscience and FAO was implemented jointly with the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine with the financial support of the governments of Japan, Norway and Belgium.

Corteva recalled that in 2023, as part of a partnership program with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the company donated about 8 thousand sowing units of winter rape and 45 thousand sowing units of Pioneer® corn and sunflower seeds to small Ukrainian farmers from the affected areas.

Corteva Agriculture is a global agricultural company. It offers comprehensive solutions to maximize yields and profitability. It has more than 150 research facilities and more than 65 active ingredients in its portfolio.

The company’s presence in Ukraine includes the headquarters in Kyiv, a research center in Liubartsi village (Kyiv region) and a seed production complex in Stasi village (Poltava region).

In April 2022, the company decided to leave the Russian market due to the full-scale war against Ukraine unleashed by Russia.

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