BEIJING--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - Agria Corporation (
Mr. Alan Lai, Agria's Executive Chairman of the Board, commented, "We are pleased to extend our cooperation with BAAFS. This cooperation befits our strategy in building on our modern agriculture capacity and is consistent with the national modern agriculture development policy promulgated by the Chinese government. By leveraging BAAFS's research and development capabilities, we are able to provide advanced edible corn seed production to our customers as well as advance our development of new corn seed strains. Working with BAAFS allows Agria to effectively commercialize new seed varieties further complementing our growth strategy [in China]. With strong R&D capabilities, growing sales and a strong distribution network, we look forward to broadening our leadership position in the corn seed market."
About Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (BAAFS)
Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (BAAFS) was established in 1958. It is the sole agricultural focused research institution led by the Beijing Municipal Government. After 50 years of development, BAAFS has grown into a comprehensive agricultural research institution with multiple disciplines, advanced equipment, high-level of scientific research and strong business development capabilities, with notable achievements in information technology in agriculture and research in crop cultivation.
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