Pioneer expands distribution network
DuPont’s seed subsidiary, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, has embarked on a new strategy of partnerships aimed at expanding its global distribution. The “PROaccess” agreements allow independent seed companies to sell Pioneer maize and soybean seed that are not available through other channels. Agreements with US companies represent a 5% increase in the acreage served by Pioneer, the company points out. It has similar agreements with companies in Mexico, Brazil and South Africa.