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Advanta Seeds Ranks #2 in “Access to Seeds Index 2021” for South and South-East Asia

Advanta Seeds ranked 2nd out of 31 companies in the recently released second South and South-East Asia (SSEA) Index by Access to Seeds Index (ATSI)

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Advanta Seeds ranked 2nd out of 31 companies in The second South and South-East Asia (SSEA) Index
Advanta Seeds ranked 2nd out of 31 companies in The second South and South-East Asia (SSEA) Index

In the second South and South-East Asia (SSEA) Index released by Access to Seeds Index (ATSI), Advanta Seeds ranked 2nd out of 31 companies. The ATSI measures and compares the efforts of the world’s leading seed companies to enhance the productivity of smallholder farmers.

We have risen by two places, despite the increase in competition by 7 additional companies.

ATSI placed Advanta Seeds #1 among the 31 seed companies in 3 out of 6 measuring areas, including Genetic resources and intellectual property management, and, Seed production and capacity building. In addition, ATSI highlighted Advanta Seeds' diverse set of capacity-building activities, which includes programs explicitly targeted to women farmers.  

Leading practices in research and development and breeding programs for field crops and vegetables have supported the company's strong performance in this year's Index

Advanta Seeds has a strong strategy for ensuring access to seeds for smallholder farmers with time-bound targets of reaching forty million smallholder farmers and providing seed production contracts to sixty-five thousand smallholder farmers by 2025.

“Smallholder farmers are at the heart of our business. We endeavor to meet the farmers' needs and be a part of their crop lifecycle. Based on farmers' feedback, we design our R&D objectives to deliver appropriate products and constantly engage with farmers on multiple platforms," says Prashant Belgamwar, Business Director - South Asia & International Vegetables BU.

The Advanta’s scorecard is available at: Access to Seeds Index | World Benchmarking Alliance

About Advanta Seeds:

Advanta Seeds is focused on sustainable agriculture and providing farmers with quality seeds. Access to high-quality seeds, especially to smallholder farmers, is an essential part of the solution to global food security.

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