An experienced and skilled staff of over 300 employees takes care of all the facets of seed production. It is their task to give instructions to the farmers and to monitor the production process. This is done in a strict and detailed way. At every crucial step of the production process, for example bed preparation, start of pollination, or start of harvest, each field is checked before proceeding to the next step in the process. We are able to do this because of the large number of staff and because they work out of either one of our own farms or one of our local offices that we keep in those regions where we have a concentration of activity.
These farms and offices are not only the staff’s office, but it is also their home. Inova Seeds (Gansu) Co., Ltd. provides them with board and lodging and has their in-house training programs.
Because the staff lives close to where the action is we have a high farmer visit frequency, strict control, and a good feeling and collaboration with the farming community.