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Who We Are

Global leadership with local expertise.

Who We Are

seed company to enhance the productivity of smallholder farmers globally. Ranked by Access to Seed Index 2019.


Became a UPL group company.


years research experience in plant genetics.


Research & Development centers worldwide.


seed company to enhance the productivity of smallholder farmers in South & Southeast Asia. Ranked by Access to Seeds Index 2019.

A UPL Company

Advanta Seeds is a UPL group company.

Advanta Seeds prides itself on decades of research and deployment of the most advanced technologies in traditional plant breeding to deliver high-quality seeds. The company has over 60 years of experience in plant genetics research and development. Advanta Seeds has a leadership position in many geographies in field crops such as grain sorghum, forages, corn, sunflower, canola, rice, and many segments of vegetables. 


Always Human

We are all about connecting with people, in a human way – showing respect, demonstrating trust, celebrating diversity, favouring warmth over cool. For us technology is an enabler, not the endgame. We see the value in human connectivity and how it creates new opportunities for everyone.


Nothing's Impossible

There is no limit to our ambition or our ability to grow. We are not afraid to run with new ideas, work with new

partners, push ourselves beyond our comfort zones or simply ask ‘Why not?’. We dare to change the game and create a new food economy for the world.


Win win win

We serve a cause bigger than ourselves – sustainability of global food systems. We win when we create sustainable solutions based on responsible choices, when everyone we serve and partner with grows too, and when together we achieve sustainable growth for society as a whole – the biggest win of all.


One team, one focus

We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no-one plays against the team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them.



No one is faster or more efficient. We thrive on targets and challenges that, while possibly daunting at first glance, only excite and energize us. Wherever we operate, speed and agility are in our DNA. The world needs our urgency.


Keep it simple, make it fun

Food systems are highly complex and present huge challenges. We cut through this, by keeping it simple. People value simplicity, customers especially. And everyone likes fun, so let’s have some, doing what we love to do.



CEO Advanta Seeds Global

Victor Abertondo

R&D Director Advanta Seeds Global

Jimmy Dadrewalla

CFO Advanta Seeds Global

Benja Marolda

Marketing & Sales Director Advanta Seeds Global

Ramesh Cherku

Supply Chain Director Advanta Seeds Global


HR Director Advanta Seeds Global

Seema Singh

Vice President, Legal Advanta Seeds Global

Our impact on the agricultural community

From Nepal to Nebraska, we’re making a difference on farms everywhere.


Advanta Seeds Sustainability Report


Thailand to Peru. Delivering a sustainable corn economy to Latin America.



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