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FMC Corp. expands local in-house sales field force

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FMC Corp. announced last Friday that it has completed the recruitment of its own local field force in the Philippines, bringing to almost 130 full time employees onboard.

The company said it has worked with third-party agents in the Philippines since 2012 to reach and engage farmers, retailers and distributors.

In 2020, the company decided to bring on board the third-party field force directly as full time employees. FMC said its decision affirms its commitment to the Philippine agriculture sector as well as its growing investment in the country.

“As a company we are committed to delivering innovative crop protection solutions to our customers and having a positive impact on the farming communities that we serve,” Country Manager for FMC Philippines Veronica Tiburcio said in a statement.

“Having an in-house field force, with in-depth knowledge of the crop protection industry and a strong understanding of customer needs, will be a real game changer for us. It will greatly improve our business agility and operations, and allow us to further enhance our service to customers and the farming community.”

FMC said its move to an in-house field force comes at a time when job security in the industry has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We can now better manage training and development, and accelerate employee growth by providing them the knowledge and skills they need to advise and support farmers, especially when farmers are facing challenges from the ongoing pandemic,” Tiburcio said.

In addition to a commercial office, FMC also operates a rapidly growing shared service center in Manila which supports the company’s global business.

FMC, an agricultural sciences company, provides innovative solutions to growers around the world with a robust product portfolio, fueled by a market-driven discovery and development pipeline in crop protection, plant health and professional pest and turf management.

This powerful combination of advanced technologies includes leading insect control products Prevathon, Benevia and Verimark powered by Rynaxypyr and Cyazypyr active ingredients respectively; Steward and Marshal insecticides; Authority and Command Plus branded herbicides; and the flutriafol-based fungicide Pointer. FMC employs approximately 6,500 employees around the globe.

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