East-West Seed Philippines honors all 'Bida Magsasaka' this August

MANILA, Philippines – Global tropical vegetable seed company East-West Seed (EWS) sets August as "Vegetable Farmers’ Month," with the theme "Bida Magsasaka."
East-West Seed Philippines honors all 'Bida Magsasaka' this August

"Our vegetable farmers play a crucial role in ensuring food security and nutrition for all of us. Through this nationwide celebration, East-West Seed aims to give tribute to smallholder vegetable farmers and celebrate their unwavering dedication and perseverance,” said Jay Lopez, General Manager of East-West Seed Philippines.

East-West Seed Philippines honors all 'Bida Magsasaka' this August

Throughout this August 2023, East-West Seed will conduct a nationwide caravan to gather and celebrate with farmers. During the caravans, farmers can receive discount coupons of up to PHP 1,000 for their seed purchases. This coupon can be used for seeds of sweet pepper, corn, pumpkin, yard long bean, tomato, hot pepper, eggplant, watermelon, bitter gourd, and cucumber.

To highlight the experiences of Filipino vegetable farmers, East-West Seed will showcase their inspiring stories through the #BidaMagsasaka social media campaign. These stories will shed light on their resilience, passion, innovative practices, and their positive contributions on their communities.

"This is a special time for us to honor and appreciate our hardworking vegetable farmers. By sharing their stories, we hope to inspire more people, especially the youth, to consider a rewarding career in farming and support the agricultural sector," added Lopez.

East-West Seed encourages everyone to join in honoring and expressing gratitude to our vegetable farmers by sharing their #BidaMagsasaka stories. To know more about the Vegetable Farmers Month celebration, visit East-West Seed’s Facebook page at facebook.com/eastwestseedph.

About East-West Seed

East-West Seed, founded in 1982 by Simon Groot, Dutch seedsman and recipient of the 2019 World Food Prize, along with Filipino seed trader Benito Domingo, is one of the world’s leading vegetable seed companies in Asia and expanding rapidly in Africa and Latin America.

In 2016, East-West Seed was ranked #1 in the “Global Index for Vegetable Seed Companies” and “Regional Index for Eastern Africa” by Access to Seeds Index (ATSI), a part of the World Benchmarking Alliance. The company maintained its #1 ranking in the 2019 Global and South and Southeast Asia Indices. ATSI measures the efforts of global seed companies in enhancing smallholder farmers' productivity.

In 2020, it ranked number 28 in Fortune’s Change the World list of companies that are doing well by doing good.

East-West Seed, headquartered in Thailand, is a fast-growing, multicultural organization with around 3,500 employees worldwide. It has 20 R&D establishments in nine countries and exports to over 75 countries. In the Philippines, East-West Seed has three R&D establishments in Batangas and Bukidnon, and its main office is located in San Rafael, Bulacan.

— The Summit Express


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  1. salute to our farmers!

  2. thanks east west seed for honoring our farmers

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