East-West Seed introduced market-oriented plant breeding in Southeast Asia in 1982, with the mission to improve the income of Smallholder farmers through high-quality vegetable seeds. Smallholder farmers were the main clients then, and they continue to be up to now.
East-West Seed has played an important role in the improvement of tropical vegetable varieties that are adapted to local markets and growing conditions. The privately-owned company produces and markets a Wide portfolio of hybrid and open-pollinated seeds. In addition, the company educates farmers and helps them to maximize their yield through better knowledge on vegetable production.
Today, East-West Seed is one of the 10 largest vegetable seed companies in the World, with a leading position in the most important Southeast Asian countries and rapid expansion into India, China, Africa and SOuth America
East-West Seed is a fast-growing, multi-cultural Organization with over 4,600 employees. It has 15 R&D establishments in 7 countries. The company exports to over 60 countries intropical areas of the World. It has its headquarters in Thailand.
Serving farmers is their business. They work for smallholder vegetable farmers in the tropics by supplying high quality seeds that help them grow better crops and realize higher yield. They make better seeds available and share the farming skills that farmers need to earn more income.
In 1982, 6th generation Dutch Seedsman Simon Nanne Groot Set Out to introduce highquality Vegetable seeds in Southeast Asia. He was convinced that better inputs were essential to increase smallholder farmers income.
Their mission is to provide innovative products and services that will help increase the income of Vegetable farmers, and promote the growth and quality of the tropical vegetable industry.
To be the best tropical vegetable seed company in the world