Jan. 11, 2010
DuPont has recently received approval for 10 new Crop Protection products and three hybrid corn seeds to boost farmers’ yields in Cambodia. The recently launched products include DuPont™ Prevathon® and Steward® insecticides to control insects that damage crops and Pioneer® corn seed hybrids 30B80, 30Y87 and 30K95 to increase farmer output and income.
"We are pleased to establish this new long-term partnership with the farming communities of Cambodia,” said Carl Lukach, president - DuPont East Asia. “These products will increase farmer output and income.”
DuPont Crop Protection products registered in Cambodia protect food crops against the damage from insects, weeds and diseases, helping farmers growing rice, cassava, potato, tomato, mungbean, soybean, leafy vegetable, mango, melon, pineapple, sugarcane, watermelon and other crops.
The new products were formally launched in a ceremony titled “Growth and Productivity for Farmers and Society” officiated by the Secretary of State of Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). Farmers, distributors, and store owners from provinces in Cambodia attended. The guest of honor was Carol Rodley, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia.
"I would like to thank the Secretary of State for MAFF and his staff for their trust and confidence,” said Hsing Ho, country manager - DuPont Cambodia.
"We will get right to work as DuPont does best -- by combining superior products with excellent service to the farmer.”
Lim Sokun, Secretary of State for MAFF, said, “The Ministry greatly appreciated the completeness of the offering DuPont is launching today. We believe that these DuPont products will contribute to agricultural productivity, improved farmer knowledge, transfer of new technology to improve agriculture development, and protecting lives and environment.”
DuPont established its office in Cambodia in March 2008. In addition to Crop Protection and Pioneer® seed products, DuPont also offers products and services in Cambodia through its Performance Coatings and Titanium Technologies businesses.