Rice producer in talks with First Pacific

21 Mar Posted by

Written by: R. J. R. Portillo

HYBRID RICE producer SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) plans to establish a 2,000-3,000 hectare commercial rice plantation in Iloilo this year, a top company official said yesterday, in what could involve a joint venture with Hong Kong-based conglomerate First Pacific Co. Ltd.

“We have identified a site somewhere in Iloilo, but we are still trying to finalize it,” SLAC President and Chief Executive Officer Henry Lim Bon Liong told reporters on the sidelines of the media launch in Quezon City of the First National Hybrid Rice Congress in Quezon that will be held on April 3-5.

He said in a telephone interview later that the venture will add 2,000-3,000 hectares to the company’s current total of 3,400 hectares in the provinces of Nueva Ecija, Laguna and Pangasinan.

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Hybrid-rice variety developed in PHL, popular in Bangladesh

11 Feb Posted by

Business Mirror

SL-8H, a hybrid-rice variety developed in the Philippines, is gaining popularity in Bangladesh, capturing an estimated 20 percent of the South Asian nation’s hybrid-rice market.

In a statement, SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC), the producer of SL-8H, said that since starting production in 2006, its hybrid-rice variety now occupies a significant share in Bangladesh’s hybrid-rice seed supply.

The country uses 60 varieties: 50 from China; three from India; four from the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute; and three from the private sector, with SL-8H being one of them.

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Live Interview on ANC with Coco Alcuaz

12 Sep Posted by

ANC Business Nightly

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