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Joseph Calata And Agricultural Developments In The Philippines

by Alison Ward

Despite his young age, Mr. Joseph Calata is one of the most successful businessmen in the Philippines. His success has carried his corporation, named after his family, to become the biggest distributor of B-Meg poultry feeds in the country. He is also trying to introduce agricultural developments that seek to help local farmers and furthermore, the country.

One of the new agricultural technologies they've introduced to Filipino farmers is the genetically modified seeds. A genetically modified seed offers better defense against pests and herbicides. This lessens the chances of their crops dying so it means that they'll be able to harvest more when the time comes. More harvest means more produce means more income.

The crops from genetically modified seed have added nutritional value. This makes them more desirable than crops that were harvested from traditional seeds. They also offer better resistance against difficult weather that is present in South East Asian countries such as the Philippines. Again, this will increase the revenue of local farmers.

This is probably the reason why the Filipino government has pushed for the use of these seeds. The government has also urged the farmers to use golden rice. You see, most of the rice being sold in the Philippines today have been found to lack Vitamin A and the government hopes that golden rice will solve this problem. And since rice is the country's staple food, it is of utmost significance for the government to resolve this right away.

Aside from crops, Mr. Joseph Calata has also introduced a number of products that help with plant growth. These products seek to help plants defend against drought, stress, pests and weeds among other things. Usually, these products are pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, plant growth regulators and seed treatments.

Thankfully, Mr. Joseph Calata has partners in trying to help these local farmers. His company has partnered with international companies such as DuPont Agriculture, Monsanto, Syngenta Global, Bayer CropScience, Sinochem and Jardine Distribution. As these companies research for more agricultural developments, let's hope that they are able to start the green revolution the world badly needs.

Joseph Calata is one of the most successful businessmen in the country, despite his young age. His success can be attributed to his continued efforts to improve the country's agricultural sector. He does so by providing farmers with newly developed agricultural products.

Published July 17th, 2011

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