DuPont Pioneer launches program to help farmers in Ethiopia
Friday, May 17, 2013 11:13 AM
DuPont Pioneer opened a $2 million seed processing plant and warehouse today in Ethiopia, where the company is working with the government and the United States Agency for International Development to improve food production for local communities. The company will spend more than $4 million over three years to enhance agricultural development and food security. This joint effort is called the Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program and will provide hybrid maize seed to demonstration plots and field training sessions in an effort to help 35,000 small maize farmers establish a sustainable seed distribution network, according to a news release.