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DuPont gains South African seed stake

DuPont seed subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International has acquired a minority stake in the South African seed company, Pannar Seed (Greytown). Under the deal, Pannar receives access to Pioneer’s maize breeding and biotechnology capabilities, which are expected to benefit Pannar’s South African, US and Argentine operations. Pioneer will benefit from Pannar’s South African expertise and maize genetics developed specifically for the region, DuPont points out.


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