Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 21, 1997, the company’s corporate vision of providing the best service and products for Philippine agricultural development started its foundation.
Its line of competence is on short-term, high-value fruits and vegetables production.
1998 Harbest becomes the Philippines distributor for KNOWN-YOU SEED CO. of Taiwan. Harbest becomes an active member of the Philippine Seed Industry Assn. (PSIA)
1999 Harbest Agriculture Team was organized to handle the growing technology transfer requirement of the growing clientele of Harbest in several provinces. AIERMEI, the world-renown plastic pots from Taiwan, is included in the AGRI+PLAS line.
2000 Establishment of the HARBEST AGRIBUSINESS TRAINING CENTER (HATC) and the 15 hectare ORO MINA FARM in Naujan, Mindoro Oriental. HARBEST HYBRID program implemented nationwide to promote the use of F1 hybrid varieties for fruits and vegetables.
2001 Implemented about 30 TECHNO-DEMO AND TRANING FARM Projects nationwide. Harbest Edible Garden Center was opened at SM Megamall, Bldg. A, ground floor.
2002 Establishment of the HARBEST TECHOLOGY DEMONSTRATION AND PROMOTION CENTER at Carmen, Rosales, Pangasinan. Formalized tie-up with DAR-ADB projects. Nation-wide marketing of all Harbest products. DAVAO LIAISON OFFICE set up. Expand TECHNO-DEMO AND TRANING FARM Projects in the Visayas and Mindanao. Implemented 40 TECHNO-DEMO AND TRAINING FARM Projects to date.
2003 Introduced HARBEST BONSAI – a wide range of products for Bonsai enthusiast. Harbest becomes active member of the Philippine Orchid Society, Philippine Horticulture Society and Bonsai Society of the Philippines. Field operations started in Bicol, Leyte and Samar. Formalized tie-up with the LOCAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (LGSP)