SL Agritech Corporation is the company behind Doña Maria Rice which is engaged in research, development, production and distribution of hybrid rice seeds and premium quality rice. Inspired by the success of China to overcome food shortages shortly after the postwar era and become surplus producer and exporter of rice, the Lim family sought and obtained the assistance of Prof. Yuan Long Ping to develop hybrid rice varieties suitable to tropical conditions prevalent in the Philippines. The personal commitment of the person widely regarded as the “father” of hybrid rice laid the foundation that dictated the direction and growth of the company and gave it a unique position in the development of hybrid rice technology in the Philippines.
SLAC was established in September 11, 2000 under the ownership and management of Sterling Paper Group of Companies. Although relatively new in the rice industry, SLAC has proven its competitive edge in the local and international platform. Apart from it being an ISO-certified rice company, it is the first and largest hybrid rice seed company in the Philippines and tropical Asia, and a market leader in premium quality rice. SLAC is the first local company to export high quality rice to Middle East, USA, and Australia.
SLAC works with several partners to boost the adoption of hybrid rice technology. Together with Department of Agriculture and its hybrid rice program, SLAC strives to pursue its vision of a rice self-sufficient and hunger-free Philippines.