FIGHT Vs COVID-19: Seed firm donates P750,000 worth sweet corn seeds and P250,000 cash to Covid-19 relief efforts

Sweet corn is the right crop to grow at this time to produce food that will benefit both farmers and consumers. This is a variety of SeedWorks Philippines.
SeedWorks sweet corn with double ears.

A leading hybrid seed company is donating P750,00 worth of sweet corn seeds plus P250,000 cash as its share in the Covid-19 relief efforts.

The company is SeedWorks Philippines based in Bay, Laguna. The donation of sweet corn seeds is for a very good reason. Sweet corn is the right crop to plant in support of the Department of Agriculture’s “Plant, Plant, Plant” program. Planting sweet corn, a short term crop, will benefit both the farmers and consumers.

 DISTRIBUTION AREAS – The sweet corn seeds will be turned over to DA LGUs in targeted local government units in CALABARZON, Bicol, Bukidnon, Agusan del Sur, and Davao beginning in the April 20 week. SeedWorks is donating seeds of its popular sweet corn variety that is early-maturing (can grow and yield harvest in just about 70 to 75 days) and can be cultivated at this time of the year (April onwards).

HIGH QUALITY SEEDS – “We are heeding the government’s call for modern technology and intensified use of high-quality seeds to bolster food productivity amidst the current threat of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said SeedWorks Philippines VP for Sales Remus Morandante. “Our sweet corn seeds can easily grow even in one’s backyard with little or no farming skills required. The variety is also tolerant to major diseases, produces cobs with long ears, and yields very sweet kernels.”

 CASH DONATION – SeedWorks Philippines is donating P250,000 cash to GMA Kapuso Foundation’s “Operation Bayanihan: Labanan ang Covid-19’ program,” which is generating funds to aid health frontliners, border-quarantine personnel, and families that have lost income due to the ongoing enhanced community quarantine implemented in Metro Manila and the entire Luzon.

“The amount is comprised of monetary donation from the company and voluntary dole-outs from our staff nationwide,” said SeedWorks Philippines Finance and Admin Manager Noriel Aviñante. “We hope these donations could help our fellowmen especially during these trying times.”

Sweet corn plantation, harvestable in 70 to 75 days from seeding.
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