Improving tropical vegetables for local markets and growing conditions
East-West Seed introduced market-oriented plant breeding in South-East 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 Dutch privately-owned company produced and markets a wide portfolio of hybrids 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, Africa and Latin America.
East-West Seed is a fast-growing, multi-cultural organization with over 5,000 employees. It has 15 R&D establishments in 7 countries. The company exports to over 60 countries in tropical areas of the world. It has its headquarters in Thailand.
East-West Seed has a unique culture and high employee engagement. It has a young and dynamic multi-cultural team from 26 nationalities with a healthy gender balance (46% women) and a large number of millennials.
East-West Seed’s success is built on our people. Each of them is committed to our mission of providing innovative products and services that will help increase smallholder farmer’s income and promote the growth and quality of the vegetable farming industry. Will you join us?