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JAS History

 
 

Jaffer Agro Services (JAS) is a well known and reliable name in the crop farming community of Pakistan. JAS has been supporting farmers working in fields through its pesticides, fertilizers, seeds, harvesters and consultancy services for more than 30 years. JAS’ primary focus is on the supply of farm inputs including pesticides and fertilizers and to provide consultancy services to farmers in order to increase their output. Years of working experience with the farming community along with international agriculture exposure has helped JAS identify new areas of interest, based on technological advancement and the evolving requirement of the country’s agriculture sector.

Water soluble fertilizers, Bio-organic stimulants, corporate farming and High Efficiency Irrigation Systems are some of the new ventures addressed by JAS in collaboration with the most prestigious names worldwide. By virtue of such technical affiliations, JAS is able to access the most appropriate modern technology for cost effective services and has developed the required expertise to serve the farmer community in an efficient manner.

JAS – Chronology:

  • 1950s:
    Jaffer Brothers – Mainly involved in indenting of pesticides & fertilizer for government of Pakistan.
  • Until 1978:
    Jaffer brothers started indenting pesticides. JBL was pioneer in pesticides business representing multinationals like Union Carbide Celamerck, Cheminova, Luxan etc.
  • 1969:
    Formulation plant started its operations In Karachi by the name of ‘National Insecticides Company Limited’, as a joint venture between JBL & union carbide formulating granules & dust.
  • 1980:
    Marketing operations started as subsidy on pesticide was withdrawn by government & trade was transferred to private sector. JBL represents leading MNCs like Cynamid, Union Carbide, Kumiai, Celamerck, Cheminova, Luxan etc.
  • 1980:
    JBL went into agreement with Cynamid, USA for marketing & distribution of Stomp.
  • 1981:
    Launch of Stomp in Pakistan – First cotton herbicide introduced in the country.
  • 1982:
    Company has actively started multiplication of basic and certified Potato seeds in Abottabad & Swat and distribution of certified seeds in Pakistan mainly Punjab.
  • 1987:
    Packaging plant installed at NICL, Karachi for liquid formulations.
  • 1992:
    Started marketing & distribution of Titonic from quality Chinese sources. Titonic is one of the leading brands in JAS portfolio, catering cotton sucking pest particularly White fly & nymphs.
  • 1994:
    JBL started marketing & retail distribution of fertilizers in Pakistan.
  • 1995:
    Cheeta TSP – Acidic phosphate was launched in Pakistan.
  • 2000:
    Jaffer Agro Services Launch marketing of Maize hybrid seeds.
  • 2003:
    Pilot project ‘Agri-bizz’ launched in vicinities of District Gujranwala. The project was launched to help faming community to get better yields in Paddy & wheat crops through better farm management in light of farm advisory by JAS on yield sharing basis.
  • 2005:
    Wokozim, the bio stimulant launched. Wokozim is a breakthrough in its nature. It is a sea weed extract, helps plant to assimilate available nutrient from the soil.
  • 2006:
    JBL & Jain Irrigations Pvt. Limited, India agreed for technical collaboration in order to promote Drip Irrigation system in Pakistan. 1st Drip Irrigation project installed at Lodhran, Punjab for cotton, chilies and Vegitable crops.
    Launch of Water soluble fertilizers, in the country. Water Soluble fertilizers are applied through both foliar & fertigation for better nutrition management & increased yields.
  • 2007:
    Agreement with Lindsay Corporation, USA for Central Pivots & lateral moves. Lindsay has become a major worldwide force in expanding the benefits of irrigation, particularly Central pivots while making it more efficient.
  • 2008:
    Installations of Rain Gun & Lateral move system in Sindh. Launched most effective Non- Selective herbicides brand Glycel.
  • 2009:
    JAS launched Kelion a Broad spectrum Rice herbicide and Sonak a Wheat herbicide.
  • 2010:
    JAS has launched Mera 71 a unique formulation of Non- Selective herbicide with the collaboration of M/S Excel Crop care India. In addition to that JAS launched Amino Acids product range (Fertigrain Foliar, Fertigrain Start, Tecamin Max) for Cotton, Rice, Wheat, Sugarcane and Vegetable crops with the collaboration of M/S AgriTecno Fertilizantes – Spain.