DuPont Pioneer began research and parent seed operations in India in 1976. For close to 40 years, Pioneer has been developing and characterizing hybrid seeds for more than 4 million farmers in India. We help farmers maximize the value of every acre they plant through Pioneer® brand products and agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability. In India, Pioneer® brand product offerings include corn, rice, cotton, pearl millet, mustard and sunflower.
New hybrid launches are the result of rigorous localized breeding and testing that helps ensure Pioneer meets customers’ needs on a field-by-field basis. The business also strives to educate and train farmers on the scientific methods of cultivation, right agronomic practices and crop management techniques to improve corn yields and profitability during the post- and pre-season. Pioneer continues to invest in Indian agriculture, bringing productivity and profitability to Indian farmers thus helping to ensure that the world’s growing population has enough food. Pioneer is involved in collaborative Public-Private Partnerships with Indian institutions to improve food availability, livelihoods and lives in areas facing food insecurity.