Oldest Thai Seed Company Is Newest Player In The PH
Agriculture|July 2019

A NEW COMPANY that will distribute seeds of vegetables and other high-value crops was officially launched at the company’s head office in Tarlac City and at the Marriott Hotel in Clark Pampanga on June 10, 2019.

Zac B. Sarian

This is the Chia Tai Philippines, Inc. headed by Crisanto Alibuyog. It is the newest subsidiary of the oldest seed company in Thailand, the Chia Tai Company Ltd., which was established in 1921 in Bangkok. The launch was attended in full force by the mother company’s CEO and directors, as well as Thai Ambassador to the Philippines Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng. Tarlac City Mayor Cristy Angeles and Vice Governor Carlito S. David led the local executives at the launch.

Earlier, on May 30, the company held a Field Day where more than 30 promising hybrid varieties were showcased. The field day was attended by more than 150 farmers, agriculturists, government officials, seed distributors, and traders.

Actually, Alibuyog said, they have been field-testing hundreds of varieties from Chia Tai Company in different parts of the country since 2016. Around 37 of the most promising tropical varieties were showcased during the field day last May 30 at the Chia Tai Philippines research station in Balibago, Tarlac City.

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