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Christina Xie
Senior Editor   Chongqing Stanley Info-Tech

Chief editor of AgroPages. Email: christina@agropages.com

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  • Novel Coronavirus | Logistics of China’s agrochemical industry under the influence of epidemic situation  

    2020-02-07

    Over the past two days, we were informed by readers in China and abroad that due to traffic control in China and restrictions implemented by foreign ports, the logistics and transportation of goods are now greatly influenced. For this reason, AgroPages interviewed several experts from Chinese logistics companies and asked them to present the logistics information mostly concerned by our readers.

    Over the past two days, we were informed by readers in China and abroad that due to traffic control in China and restrictions implemented by foreign ports, the logistics and transportation of goods are now greatly influenced. For this reason, AgroPages interviewed several experts from Chinese logistics companies and asked them to present the logistics information mostly concerned by our readers.

  • Interpretation of Global Agricultural Market Environment and Analysis of Corporate Strategies for 2019  

    2020-02-04

    As we can see from the practices of Bayer and Syngenta, the fast-evolving digital agriculture sector is not merely blurring traditional competition boundaries, but is constantly driving transformation in business models as well.

    As we can see from the practices of Bayer and Syngenta, the fast-evolving digital agriculture sector is not merely blurring traditional competition boundaries, but is constantly driving transformation in business models as well.

  • We aim to create at least 1 active ingredient every 3 years: Yosuke Tomoi, President of Nihon Nohyaku  

    2019-11-11

    We have actively expanded into growing overseas markets since 2012 and established bases in major agricultural countries. As a result, our consolidated net sales reached ¥60 billion, with overseas sales accounting for more than 50%. To achieve our target to create at least one active ingredient every three years, we invested over 10% of our net sales in R&D activities, to reach the milestone of ¥100 billion in net sales.

    We have actively expanded into growing overseas markets since 2012 and established bases in major agricultural countries. As a result, our consolidated net sales reached ¥60 billion, with overseas sales accounting for more than 50%. To achieve our target to create at least one active ingredient every three years, we invested over 10% of our net sales in R&D activities, to reach the milestone of ¥100 billion in net sales.

  • Everything You Need To Know About the Latest Innovations and Developments in Seed Treatment  

    2019-10-29

    AgroPages has also been monitoring the sector’s innovative technologies and products. Through collecting information, we have analyzed the industry’s new trends and innovative technologies. For example, many companies have recently introduced new seed treatment products that can control nematodes, and some companies have made breakthroughs in seed coating formulation and adjuvant technologies related while new revolutionary innovative technologies have been introduced using electronically treated seeds to eradicate disease.

    AgroPages has also been monitoring the sector’s innovative technologies and products. Through collecting information, we have analyzed the industry’s new trends and innovative technologies. For example, many companies have recently introduced new seed treatment products that can control nematodes, and some companies have made breakthroughs in seed coating formulation and adjuvant technologies related while new revolutionary innovative technologies have been introduced using electronically treated seeds to eradicate disease.

  • Observation of North African Market: Generic agrochemicals from China and India popular in Sudan, Algeria and Tunisia  

    2019-10-18

    North Africa is one of the continent’s key agrochemical markets. However, due to the lack of detailed market data from the industry and the region’s complicated registration regulations, the market has always been slightly mysterious. Therefore, AgroPages took the opportunity to interview leading companies from various countries in the North African market, in the hope of de-mystifying this market through their information and analysis. In the Sudan, Algeria and Tunisia part, we interviewed Khalid Abdellatif, General Manager of CTC Agrochemicals Company, Yacine Balaska, manager from DEKACHIM and Rachid Derdari, Head manager of agro business consulting at ABC agribusiness CONSULTING.

    North Africa is one of the continent’s key agrochemical markets. However, due to the lack of detailed market data from the industry and the region’s complicated registration regulations, the market has always been slightly mysterious. Therefore, AgroPages took the opportunity to interview leading companies from various countries in the North African market, in the hope of de-mystifying this market through their information and analysis. In the Sudan, Algeria and Tunisia part, we interviewed Khalid Abdellatif, General Manager of CTC Agrochemicals Company, Yacine Balaska, manager from DEKACHIM and Rachid Derdari, Head manager of agro business consulting at ABC agribusiness CONSULTING.

  • Observation of North African Market: Morocco moves towards environment friendly agrochemicals to support ‘Green Moroccan Plan’  

    2019-10-16

    North Africa is one of the continent’s key agrochemical markets. However, due to the lack of detailed market data from the industry and the region’s complicated registration regulations, the market has always been slightly mysterious. Therefore, AgroPages took the opportunity to interview leading companies from various countries in the North African market, in the hope of de-mystifying this market through their information and analysis. In the Morocco part, we interviewed Rachid Derdari, Head manager of agro business consulting at ABC agribusiness CONSULTING.

    North Africa is one of the continent’s key agrochemical markets. However, due to the lack of detailed market data from the industry and the region’s complicated registration regulations, the market has always been slightly mysterious. Therefore, AgroPages took the opportunity to interview leading companies from various countries in the North African market, in the hope of de-mystifying this market through their information and analysis. In the Morocco part, we interviewed Rachid Derdari, Head manager of agro business consulting at ABC agribusiness CONSULTING.

  • Observation of North African Market: Market access not easy in Egypt, government encourages safer pesticides  

    2019-10-14

    North Africa is one of the continent’s key agrochemical markets. However, due to the lack of detailed market data from the industry and the region’s complicated registration regulations, the market has always been slightly mysterious. Therefore, AgroPages took the opportunity to interview leading companies from various countries in the North African market, in the hope of de-mystifying this market through their information and analysis. In the Egypt part, we interviewed Walaa Abdel Ghany El Sayed, General and Technical Manager of StarChem Industrial Chemicals, Shoura Group; Yehia Hamada, Product manager at CAM FOR AGROCHEMICALS and Mohamed Arkoub, Marketing and Development manager (Egypt & Export countries) at Chema Industries.

    North Africa is one of the continent’s key agrochemical markets. However, due to the lack of detailed market data from the industry and the region’s complicated registration regulations, the market has always been slightly mysterious. Therefore, AgroPages took the opportunity to interview leading companies from various countries in the North African market, in the hope of de-mystifying this market through their information and analysis. In the Egypt part, we interviewed Walaa Abdel Ghany El Sayed, General and Technical Manager of StarChem Industrial Chemicals, Shoura Group; Yehia Hamada, Product manager at CAM FOR AGROCHEMICALS and Mohamed Arkoub, Marketing and Development manager (Egypt & Export countries) at Chema Industries.

  • América Latina: mejoras en el entorno regulatorio de pesticidas  

    2019-08-09

    América Latina, un importante mercado de pesticidas en el mundo, no se ha recuperado completamente de la desaceleración de los últimos años, pero su entorno regulatorio, las políticas y las regulaciones para pesticidas están experimentando cambios significativos, especialmente en Brasil.

    América Latina, un importante mercado de pesticidas en el mundo, no se ha recuperado completamente de la desaceleración de los últimos años, pero su entorno regulatorio, las políticas y las regulaciones para pesticidas están experimentando cambios significativos, especialmente en Brasil.

  • Latin America Sees Improving Pesticide Regulatory Environment  

    2019-08-09

    Latin America, an important pesticide market in the world, has not fully recovered from the downturn in past years, but the regulatory environment, policies and regulations for pesticides are undergoing significant changes, especially in Brazil.

    Latin America, an important pesticide market in the world, has not fully recovered from the downturn in past years, but the regulatory environment, policies and regulations for pesticides are undergoing significant changes, especially in Brazil.

  • Análisis de las fusiones y adquisiciones en la industria del agronegocio en América Latina  

    2019-07-30

    De acuerdo con las últimas estadísticas publicadas por AgroPages, durante los últimos seis años ha habido 23 fusiones y adquisiciones con empresas latinoamericanas de agronegocios, en sectores como semillas, protección y nutrición de cultivos. Pocas han sido las compañías internacionales importantes que han participado en adquisiciones en los últimos años, y, cuando lo han hecho, en la mayoría de los casos, ha sido de forma confidencial. Por ello, es difícil averiguar el nivel de inversión en estas adquisiciones, pero su importancia comercial es digna de exploración.

    De acuerdo con las últimas estadísticas publicadas por AgroPages, durante los últimos seis años ha habido 23 fusiones y adquisiciones con empresas latinoamericanas de agronegocios, en sectores como semillas, protección y nutrición de cultivos. Pocas han sido las compañías internacionales importantes que han participado en adquisiciones en los últimos años, y, cuando lo han hecho, en la mayoría de los casos, ha sido de forma confidencial. Por ello, es difícil averiguar el nivel de inversión en estas adquisiciones, pero su importancia comercial es digna de exploración.

  • Analysis of M&As in Agribusiness Industry in Latin America  

    2019-07-30

    According to the latest statistics released by AgroPages, there were 23 such mergers and acquisitions involving Latin American agribusiness companies (see appendix), including in sectors such as seed, crop protection and crop nutrition, over the past six years. Few major international companies were involved in acquisitions in recent years, and most cases were kept confidential. Therefore, it is difficult to find out the level of investment in these acquisitions. However, their commercial importance is worthy of exploration.

    According to the latest statistics released by AgroPages, there were 23 such mergers and acquisitions involving Latin American agribusiness companies (see appendix), including in sectors such as seed, crop protection and crop nutrition, over the past six years. Few major international companies were involved in acquisitions in recent years, and most cases were kept confidential. Therefore, it is difficult to find out the level of investment in these acquisitions. However, their commercial importance is worthy of exploration.

  • Productos en base a Baculovirus: Herramienta ideal para el control sustentable del Gusano Cogollero  

    2019-07-25

    AgroPages recientemente entrevistó al Dr. Fernando Hercos Valicente, investigador de Embrapa Maize and Sorghum para hablar sobre un producto a base de baculovirus para el control del gusano de la caída del ejército. El Dr. Valicente se graduó de la Universidad de Purdue, EE. Ha estado trabajando en Embrapa Maize and Sorghum desde 1984 con Bacillus thuringiensis y bioplaguicidas basados en baculovirus, producción, formulación de bioproductos y OGM (derivados de Bt). También es profesor en la Universidad Federal de Lavras, MG, en el área de Biotecnología de Plantas con énfasis en el Manejo de la Resistencia de Plantas.

    AgroPages recientemente entrevistó al Dr. Fernando Hercos Valicente, investigador de Embrapa Maize and Sorghum para hablar sobre un producto a base de baculovirus para el control del gusano de la caída del ejército. El Dr. Valicente se graduó de la Universidad de Purdue, EE. Ha estado trabajando en Embrapa Maize and Sorghum desde 1984 con Bacillus thuringiensis y bioplaguicidas basados en baculovirus, producción, formulación de bioproductos y OGM (derivados de Bt). También es profesor en la Universidad Federal de Lavras, MG, en el área de Biotecnología de Plantas con énfasis en el Manejo de la Resistencia de Plantas.

  • Baculovirus-based Products: Ideal Tool for Sustainable Fall Armyworm Control  

    2019-07-25

    AgroPages recently interviewed Dr. Fernando Hercos Valicente, researcher from Embrapa Maize and Sorghum to talk about Baculovirus-based product for the control of Fall Armyworm. Dr. Valicente graduated from Purdue University USA, he has been working at Embrapa Maize and Sorghum since 1984 with Bacillus thuringiensis and Baculovirus based biopesticides, production, formulation of bioproducts and GMOs (Bt derived).

    AgroPages recently interviewed Dr. Fernando Hercos Valicente, researcher from Embrapa Maize and Sorghum to talk about Baculovirus-based product for the control of Fall Armyworm. Dr. Valicente graduated from Purdue University USA, he has been working at Embrapa Maize and Sorghum since 1984 with Bacillus thuringiensis and Baculovirus based biopesticides, production, formulation of bioproducts and GMOs (Bt derived).

  • Interview with Minafin Group: Committed to offering greener solutions for crop protection market  

    2019-07-04

    The Minafin Group is a privately-owned Belgian industrial company that specializes in fine chemistry for the life sciences and high-tech Industries. This March, it announced the launch of Minagro, a new global business unit dedicated to developing and marketing greener and safer ingredients for the crop care industry.

    The Minafin Group is a privately-owned Belgian industrial company that specializes in fine chemistry for the life sciences and high-tech Industries. This March, it announced the launch of Minagro, a new global business unit dedicated to developing and marketing greener and safer ingredients for the crop care industry.

  • Exclusive: Brazil Ag Minister on first visit to China, seeks closer trade partnership  

    2019-05-24

    Last week, AgroPages attended SIAL China 2019 in Shanghai, where AgroPages was honored to have an interview with Tereza Cristina, the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, Congressman Luiz Hiloshi Nishimori, who is also the new pesticide law rapporteur, and Jones Yasuda, the CEO of prime Brazilian cooperatives agrochemical company CCAB Agro.

    Last week, AgroPages attended SIAL China 2019 in Shanghai, where AgroPages was honored to have an interview with Tereza Cristina, the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, Congressman Luiz Hiloshi Nishimori, who is also the new pesticide law rapporteur, and Jones Yasuda, the CEO of prime Brazilian cooperatives agrochemical company CCAB Agro.

  • Q&A with EY: Significant agribusiness transaction activity to be driven by ongoing agrochemicals industry consolidation, greater ag-tech adoption and shift towards clean label  

    2019-04-19

    I was introduced to Mr. Akhil Agarwal, Vice President, Investment Banking Advisory, EY in India at a recent workshop in Singapore. The focus of the workshop was to discuss opportunities for Chinese and Indian agrochemical companies to build joint ventures in India. We took this opportunity to discuss the key happenings in the sector and what the future agribusiness landscape could potentially look like.

    I was introduced to Mr. Akhil Agarwal, Vice President, Investment Banking Advisory, EY in India at a recent workshop in Singapore. The focus of the workshop was to discuss opportunities for Chinese and Indian agrochemical companies to build joint ventures in India. We took this opportunity to discuss the key happenings in the sector and what the future agribusiness landscape could potentially look like.

  • Startups Lead the Innovations in Agriculture  

    2019-03-11

    In the past few years, the application of modern computer technology to the agricultural sector has been exciting for both agricultural practitioners and investors. Since Monsanto (now acquired by Bayer) purchased the US company, The Climate Corporation, in 2013 at a price of US$930 million, Agtech (agricultural technology) has become a hot word in the agricultural field, and there has been a significantly growing interest in financing Agtech among venture capital companies in recent years.

    In the past few years, the application of modern computer technology to the agricultural sector has been exciting for both agricultural practitioners and investors. Since Monsanto (now acquired by Bayer) purchased the US company, The Climate Corporation, in 2013 at a price of US$930 million, Agtech (agricultural technology) has become a hot word in the agricultural field, and there has been a significantly growing interest in financing Agtech among venture capital companies in recent years.

  • Chinese, Indian agrochem companies ushering in a good opportunity for cooperation and mutual benefit  

    2019-02-25

    China's agrochemical industry is undergoing the most stringent environmental protection rectification in history. And India has ushered in a very favorable opportunity for rapid development. It also signifies a good opportunity for Chinese-Indian agrochemical enterprises to cooperate hand-in-hand, even though they have had a competitive relationship. However, today, with the major changes in the industry background, many of the foundations and advantages for the two parties to cooperate with each other have already been revealed. This is the message sent from Chinese-Indian Agrochem Manufacturing JV Workshop which was organized by Pacific Agriscience.

    China's agrochemical industry is undergoing the most stringent environmental protection rectification in history. And India has ushered in a very favorable opportunity for rapid development. It also signifies a good opportunity for Chinese-Indian agrochemical enterprises to cooperate hand-in-hand, even though they have had a competitive relationship. However, today, with the major changes in the industry background, many of the foundations and advantages for the two parties to cooperate with each other have already been revealed. This is the message sent from Chinese-Indian Agrochem Manufacturing JV Workshop which was organized by Pacific Agriscience.

  • Uncertainties in US-China Trade War Cause Anxiety among Global Soybean Industry  

    2019-02-11

    To have a relatively more comprehensive understanding of the impact of this white war on the global soybean industry from the perspective of the subjects involved, AgroPages invited experts from the American Soybean Association, the Brazilian Soybean Producers Association (Aprosoja Brasil) and the Argentine Soybean Chain Association, independent consultants from the Argentine agriculture industry, experts from the famous American financial services firm INTL FCStone and Dorsey & Whitney LLP, to sit together to discuss the topic. Unfortunately, we tried and failed to get the views from relevant organizations of China, one of the absolute important subjects in this trade war.

    To have a relatively more comprehensive understanding of the impact of this white war on the global soybean industry from the perspective of the subjects involved, AgroPages invited experts from the American Soybean Association, the Brazilian Soybean Producers Association (Aprosoja Brasil) and the Argentine Soybean Chain Association, independent consultants from the Argentine agriculture industry, experts from the famous American financial services firm INTL FCStone and Dorsey & Whitney LLP, to sit together to discuss the topic. Unfortunately, we tried and failed to get the views from relevant organizations of China, one of the absolute important subjects in this trade war.

  • Interview with Ceres Imaging CEO: Reliable science-based products are critical in building trust with farmers  

    2018-11-22

    “The belief in the science-based services and products has been driving the growth of Ceres Imaging, we are now the world’s leading company in agricultural aerial imagery,” Ceres Imaging CEO Ashwin Madgavkar said in an interview with AgroPages. The California-based agtech startup is an aerial spectral imagery company that providing insights about crops to farmers.

    “The belief in the science-based services and products has been driving the growth of Ceres Imaging, we are now the world’s leading company in agricultural aerial imagery,” Ceres Imaging CEO Ashwin Madgavkar said in an interview with AgroPages. The California-based agtech startup is an aerial spectral imagery company that providing insights about crops to farmers.

  • The Future of Precision Agriculture: Stories of Agtech Startups  

    2018-10-19

    AgroPages recently interviewed CEOs or founders of several vibrant Agtech startups, who gave us their entrepreneurial stories and their comments on precision agriculture.

    AgroPages recently interviewed CEOs or founders of several vibrant Agtech startups, who gave us their entrepreneurial stories and their comments on precision agriculture.

  • Biological Seed Treatment: Innovation Boosts Billions of Business  

    2018-10-17

    The global agricultural biologicals market was $4.8 Billion (USD) in market revenue value in 2017 and is expected to reach $10.7 Billion by 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 11.5%. Small, medium, and large companies have been increasingly investing in the research and development of biological seed treatment products for agriculture. This segment is gaining further importance by addressing the needs of both growers and society, and thus shows huge market potential, Martin Gruss, Global Head SeedGrowth at Bayer Division Crop Science, told AgroPages in an exclusive interview.

    The global agricultural biologicals market was $4.8 Billion (USD) in market revenue value in 2017 and is expected to reach $10.7 Billion by 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 11.5%. Small, medium, and large companies have been increasingly investing in the research and development of biological seed treatment products for agriculture. This segment is gaining further importance by addressing the needs of both growers and society, and thus shows huge market potential, Martin Gruss, Global Head SeedGrowth at Bayer Division Crop Science, told AgroPages in an exclusive interview.

  • Interview Series 3: New Solutions for Control of Citrus Psyllid and HLB in South America  

    2018-08-10

    The recent main pests and disease damages in South America include Asian soybean rust, whitefly and citrus huanglongbing. AgroPages conducted interviews with industry service providers with respect to the recent occurrences of the above pests and diseases, as well as the newly launched solutions. Below you will find information on product applications and new product releases in the recent period for the control of Citrus Psyllid and HLB in South America.

    The recent main pests and disease damages in South America include Asian soybean rust, whitefly and citrus huanglongbing. AgroPages conducted interviews with industry service providers with respect to the recent occurrences of the above pests and diseases, as well as the newly launched solutions. Below you will find information on product applications and new product releases in the recent period for the control of Citrus Psyllid and HLB in South America.

  • Interview Series 2: New Solutions for Control of Whitefly in South America  

    2018-08-09

    The recent main pests and disease damages in South America include Asian soybean rust, whitefly and citrus huanglongbing. AgroPages conducted interviews with industry service providers with respect to the recent occurrences of the above pests and diseases, as well as the newly launched solutions. Below you will find information on product applications and new product releases in the recent period for the control of whitefly in South America.

    The recent main pests and disease damages in South America include Asian soybean rust, whitefly and citrus huanglongbing. AgroPages conducted interviews with industry service providers with respect to the recent occurrences of the above pests and diseases, as well as the newly launched solutions. Below you will find information on product applications and new product releases in the recent period for the control of whitefly in South America.

  • La agricultura digital alza las velas en América Latina  

    2018-08-08

    La tecnología digital ha revolucionado nuestra manera de vivir a tal punto que ya no concebimos nuestro día a día sin ella. En la actualidad, la digitalización es un indicador importante del grado de desarrollo de una industria. Según el índice digital del McKinsey Global Institute, la agricultura es la industria que presenta el nivel más bajo de digitalización. A pesar de ello, en el horizonte se divisa cómo la tecnología digital puede modelar el futuro de la agricultura. En América Latina, una región que siempre ha estado a la vanguardia en lo que se refiere a adoptar nuevas tecnologías agrícolas, la agricultura digital ya está en marcha. Con ello, el diseño de muchas compañías de agricultura y de tecnología viene definiéndose de forma gradual. AgroPages entrevistó a algunas de las empresas más dinámicas para analizar el estado actual y las perspectivas de la agricultura digital en el mercado latinoamericano y las estrategias para su desarrollo futuro.

    La tecnología digital ha revolucionado nuestra manera de vivir a tal punto que ya no concebimos nuestro día a día sin ella. En la actualidad, la digitalización es un indicador importante del grado de desarrollo de una industria. Según el índice digital del McKinsey Global Institute, la agricultura es la industria que presenta el nivel más bajo de digitalización. A pesar de ello, en el horizonte se divisa cómo la tecnología digital puede modelar el futuro de la agricultura. En América Latina, una región que siempre ha estado a la vanguardia en lo que se refiere a adoptar nuevas tecnologías agrícolas, la agricultura digital ya está en marcha. Con ello, el diseño de muchas compañías de agricultura y de tecnología viene definiéndose de forma gradual. AgroPages entrevistó a algunas de las empresas más dinámicas para analizar el estado actual y las perspectivas de la agricultura digital en el mercado latinoamericano y las estrategias para su desarrollo futuro.

  • Digital Agriculture Sets Sail in Latin America  

    2018-08-08

    Nowadays, digital technology has revolutionized our way of living and people cannot imagine life without it. Digitization is an important indicator of the degree of development of an industry. According to the digital index of the McKinsey Global Institute, agriculture is at the lowest level of digitization among all the industries. However, how digital technology can shape the future of agriculture can be foreseen. Latin America has always been at the forefront in the adoption of new agricultural technology and digital agriculture is already well underway in the region. The layout of many agricultural companies and technology companies is also gradually becoming clear. AgroPages interviewed some dynamic companies to discuss the current status and prospects of digital agriculture in the Latin American market and how they plan for future development.

    Nowadays, digital technology has revolutionized our way of living and people cannot imagine life without it. Digitization is an important indicator of the degree of development of an industry. According to the digital index of the McKinsey Global Institute, agriculture is at the lowest level of digitization among all the industries. However, how digital technology can shape the future of agriculture can be foreseen. Latin America has always been at the forefront in the adoption of new agricultural technology and digital agriculture is already well underway in the region. The layout of many agricultural companies and technology companies is also gradually becoming clear. AgroPages interviewed some dynamic companies to discuss the current status and prospects of digital agriculture in the Latin American market and how they plan for future development.

  • Serie de entrevistas 1: Nuevas soluciones para el control de La roya asiática de la soja en América del Sur  

    2018-08-07

    Agropages realizó una entrevista con proveedores de la industria en relación a las recientes ocurrencias de las plagas y enfermedades, asi como los recientes lanzamientos para su control. A continuación encontrará información sobre aplicaciones de productos y lanzamientos de nuevos productos en el período reciente para el control de la roya asiática de soja en América del Sur.

    Agropages realizó una entrevista con proveedores de la industria en relación a las recientes ocurrencias de las plagas y enfermedades, asi como los recientes lanzamientos para su control. A continuación encontrará información sobre aplicaciones de productos y lanzamientos de nuevos productos en el período reciente para el control de la roya asiática de soja en América del Sur.

  • Interview Series 1: New Solutions for Control of Asian Soybean Rust in South America  

    2018-08-07

    AgroPages conducted interviews with industry service providers with respect to the recent occurrences of the above pests and diseases, as well as the newly launched solutions. Below you will find information on product applications and new product releases in the recent period for the control of Asian Soybean Rust in South America.

    AgroPages conducted interviews with industry service providers with respect to the recent occurrences of the above pests and diseases, as well as the newly launched solutions. Below you will find information on product applications and new product releases in the recent period for the control of Asian Soybean Rust in South America.

  • Stricter Environmental Policies in China: Part of Growing Pains for Healthier Industry  

    2018-03-15

    What is the impact of China's environmental inspection campaign on pesticide enterprises? How will the enterprises respond to and treat this challenge? What adjustments will be made and what are their plans for the future? In response to these questions, AgroPages interviewed companies in the two main markets directly affected by the environmental measures, namely, Chinese companies that play a leading role in the export of pesticides, and Latin American enterprises that rely heavily on Chinese pesticides.

    What is the impact of China's environmental inspection campaign on pesticide enterprises? How will the enterprises respond to and treat this challenge? What adjustments will be made and what are their plans for the future? In response to these questions, AgroPages interviewed companies in the two main markets directly affected by the environmental measures, namely, Chinese companies that play a leading role in the export of pesticides, and Latin American enterprises that rely heavily on Chinese pesticides.

  • Voices from Industry: Time to Think Over and Reshape a New Future  

    2018-03-06

    AgroPages invites speakers from several industry groups representing the interests of farmers and agro-chemical companies worldwide to share their thoughts on 2017.

    AgroPages invites speakers from several industry groups representing the interests of farmers and agro-chemical companies worldwide to share their thoughts on 2017.

  • Agroads: Cambio de Juego en los Canales de Distribución en Línea de Argentina  

    2017-11-15

    Robert Rodríguez, director de Agroads, dijo a AgroPages que había estado trabajando para un par de empresas de Internet, y después de analizar el mercado, encontró que no hay buenas soluciones disponibles en el sector agrícola para resolver el problema de conectar la oferta con la demanda.

    Robert Rodríguez, director de Agroads, dijo a AgroPages que había estado trabajando para un par de empresas de Internet, y después de analizar el mercado, encontró que no hay buenas soluciones disponibles en el sector agrícola para resolver el problema de conectar la oferta con la demanda.

  • Agri-inputs E-commerce: A Long Way Starting from Channel Innovation to Healthy Development  

    2017-11-09

    AgroPages has been closely following and reporting various related events since the concept of agri-inputs e-commerce emerged in China. During this period, AgroPages has been questioned by readers on whether the phenomenon of popular agri-inputs e-commerce in the past two years occurred just in China? Do other countries and regions have such kind of transaction pattern and what experience can be referenced to?

    AgroPages has been closely following and reporting various related events since the concept of agri-inputs e-commerce emerged in China. During this period, AgroPages has been questioned by readers on whether the phenomenon of popular agri-inputs e-commerce in the past two years occurred just in China? Do other countries and regions have such kind of transaction pattern and what experience can be referenced to?

  • The Increasing Demand for R&D Activities to Boost High-end Agrochemical CMO Industry  

    2017-10-25

    AgroPages interviewed two of the world's leading contract manufacturing organization (CMO) enterprises on the recent industry integration and the development of CMO enterprises in the future

    AgroPages interviewed two of the world's leading contract manufacturing organization (CMO) enterprises on the recent industry integration and the development of CMO enterprises in the future

  • Agroads: Game changer in Argentina’s online distribution channels  

    2017-08-30

    Robert Rodríguez, director of Agroads, told AgroPages that he had been working for a couple of Internet companies, and after analyzing the market, he found that there are no good solutions available in the agricultural sector for solving the problem of connecting supply with demand.

    Robert Rodríguez, director of Agroads, told AgroPages that he had been working for a couple of Internet companies, and after analyzing the market, he found that there are no good solutions available in the agricultural sector for solving the problem of connecting supply with demand.

  • CCAB Agro S.A. looking to boost growth through beneficial alliances  

    2017-06-29

    Recently, AgroPages invited the key people in this deal, Jones Yasuda, chief executive officer of CCAB Agro and Laurent Martel, director of InVivo Agriculture, to talk in greater detail about their collaboration.

    Recently, AgroPages invited the key people in this deal, Jones Yasuda, chief executive officer of CCAB Agro and Laurent Martel, director of InVivo Agriculture, to talk in greater detail about their collaboration.

  • Big Data in Agriculture: Bigger Value and Opportunity  

    2017-03-07

    AgroPages invited the leading companies in the agricultural information technology industry: The Weather Company, Trimble, CropIn Technology and aWhere to discuss how big data was revolutionizing the global agriculture pattern and the current challenges it faced.

    AgroPages invited the leading companies in the agricultural information technology industry: The Weather Company, Trimble, CropIn Technology and aWhere to discuss how big data was revolutionizing the global agriculture pattern and the current challenges it faced.

  • India Domestic Agrochemical Market Undergoing Vigorous Development  

    2016-10-11

    India, as an agricultural country, has seen the rise of many dynamic local agrochemical companies. Compared to the situation in many countries, in which the agrochemical market is mainly dominated by multinationals, local Indian companies have great advantages in market competition due to its distinct geographical condition, culture and agricultural structure.

    India, as an agricultural country, has seen the rise of many dynamic local agrochemical companies. Compared to the situation in many countries, in which the agrochemical market is mainly dominated by multinationals, local Indian companies have great advantages in market competition due to its distinct geographical condition, culture and agricultural structure.

  • Top 20 Indian Agrochem Firms 2015: More Open Conception and Practices Improves Resistance to Risks  

    2016-09-21

    AgroPages just released Ranking list of Indian Top 20 Agrochemical Enterprises 2015-16. Statistics indicated that the top 20 has an entry level of above INR 5.3 billion in sales. Among these companies, only UPL Limited’s sales exceeded INR 100 billion. The sales of the No. 2 ranked Gharda Group was INR 17 billion.

    AgroPages just released Ranking list of Indian Top 20 Agrochemical Enterprises 2015-16. Statistics indicated that the top 20 has an entry level of above INR 5.3 billion in sales. Among these companies, only UPL Limited’s sales exceeded INR 100 billion. The sales of the No. 2 ranked Gharda Group was INR 17 billion.

  • Japanese Enterprises - R&D Strength Backup, Step up the Pace  

    2016-03-07

    Japan is world's 4th largest pesticide market, which is also an important market for Japanese agrochemical companies. However due to the changing market at home and abroad over recent years, Japanese companies have to walk out of the 'comfortable' domestic market and speed up the movement toward international market, as being backed up by their strong capacity on invention of new molecules, which is admired by many counterparts. This article discusses why Japanese companies can prevail over others in respect of pesticide R&D and how they are going to deal with the present challenges.

    Japan is world's 4th largest pesticide market, which is also an important market for Japanese agrochemical companies. However due to the changing market at home and abroad over recent years, Japanese companies have to walk out of the 'comfortable' domestic market and speed up the movement toward international market, as being backed up by their strong capacity on invention of new molecules, which is admired by many counterparts. This article discusses why Japanese companies can prevail over others in respect of pesticide R&D and how they are going to deal with the present challenges.

  • 2015 Annual Review-Global GM Crop Development Status  

    2016-02-03

    According to the information of ISAAA, the global GM crop planting area currently has reached over 180 million hectares. A total of 29 countries have planted GM crops, including 21 developing countries and 8 developed countries. Bangladesh and Vietnam are the two most recent countries that have approved commercialized plantation of GM crops.

    According to the information of ISAAA, the global GM crop planting area currently has reached over 180 million hectares. A total of 29 countries have planted GM crops, including 21 developing countries and 8 developed countries. Bangladesh and Vietnam are the two most recent countries that have approved commercialized plantation of GM crops.

  • Africa – New Hotspot Market  

    2015-11-05

    AgroPages had the honor to invite Mr. Mahmood Tauhid from CropLife (Nigeria), Syngenta, BASF, Dow AgroSciences, Wynca, Shandong Kesai Eagrow Co., Ltd. and Indian SDS Ramcides CropScience to a workshop for discussion of the present development and the future prospects of African agrochemical market as well as the African market exploration experience of these enterprises.

    AgroPages had the honor to invite Mr. Mahmood Tauhid from CropLife (Nigeria), Syngenta, BASF, Dow AgroSciences, Wynca, Shandong Kesai Eagrow Co., Ltd. and Indian SDS Ramcides CropScience to a workshop for discussion of the present development and the future prospects of African agrochemical market as well as the African market exploration experience of these enterprises.

  • Top 20 Indian Agrochem Firms: Performing Well Despite Poor Monsoon  

    2015-11-03

    Despite the unfavorable weather condition, Indian agrochemical industry maintained growth in the 2014/15 fiscal year, best proved by the sales performance of the top 20 Indian agrochemical firms, most of which achieved growth to certain extent.

    Despite the unfavorable weather condition, Indian agrochemical industry maintained growth in the 2014/15 fiscal year, best proved by the sales performance of the top 20 Indian agrochemical firms, most of which achieved growth to certain extent.

  • Good Policy for a Vibrant GMO Industry  

    2015-03-12

    2013 global GM crop planting area continued to grow having reached 175 million hectares, 3% up (5 million hectares) for the eighteenth consecutive years. There are totally 18 million farmers across 27 countries having planted GM crops, of which 90% are from developing countries. The global GM crop market value of 2013 was $15.6 billion, accounting for 35% of the world total $45 billion seed market. Of the $15.6 billion, $11.4 billion (72%) sales were contributed by developed countries while $4.2 billion (28%) by developing countries.

    2013 global GM crop planting area continued to grow having reached 175 million hectares, 3% up (5 million hectares) for the eighteenth consecutive years. There are totally 18 million farmers across 27 countries having planted GM crops, of which 90% are from developing countries. The global GM crop market value of 2013 was $15.6 billion, accounting for 35% of the world total $45 billion seed market. Of the $15.6 billion, $11.4 billion (72%) sales were contributed by developed countries while $4.2 billion (28%) by developing countries.

  • Four-Billion Dollar Worth Pesticides to Come off Patent in 5 Years  

    2015-03-12

    The global agrochemical market value of 2013 reached $60.69 billion (manufacturer level), which is 10% up year on year. With the significant decrease of new pesticide active ingredient launched over last decade and while the large number of pesticides are coming offpatent, the sales proportion of proprietary patented pesticides has continued to drop.

    The global agrochemical market value of 2013 reached $60.69 billion (manufacturer level), which is 10% up year on year. With the significant decrease of new pesticide active ingredient launched over last decade and while the large number of pesticides are coming offpatent, the sales proportion of proprietary patented pesticides has continued to drop.

  • Pesticides Registered & Launched in 2014 and Analysis of Key Products  

    2015-03-11

    Pesticides Registered & Launched in 2014 and Analysis of According to Agropages’ available news resources, 2014 saw totally 81 pesticide registrations worldwide including 60 single active ingredient products and 8 mixture products.

    Pesticides Registered & Launched in 2014 and Analysis of According to Agropages’ available news resources, 2014 saw totally 81 pesticide registrations worldwide including 60 single active ingredient products and 8 mixture products.

  • Global Agrochemical Market will Continue to Maintain Steady Growth  

    2014-10-28

    The market value of global agrochemical industry reached $60.69 billion in 2013, up by 8.5% compared with last year, according to the data of famous agrochem consulting company Phillips McDougall. Sales of crop protection market rose by 9.4% to $54.2 billion, whilst sales of non-crop agrochemical hit $6.48 billion, with 1.9% growth year on year

    The market value of global agrochemical industry reached $60.69 billion in 2013, up by 8.5% compared with last year, according to the data of famous agrochem consulting company Phillips McDougall. Sales of crop protection market rose by 9.4% to $54.2 billion, whilst sales of non-crop agrochemical hit $6.48 billion, with 1.9% growth year on year

  • Latin America- the main driving engine to global GM crops  

    2014-08-28

    According to the statistics of ISAAA, a total of 27 countries have planted GM crops in 2013 amounting to a total area of 175 million hectares, which is a new historic record. There are 11 countries in Latin America having planted GM crops accounting for 41% of the world total number of countries; the total planted area of the countries in Latin America reaches 71.2 million hectares, accounting for 41% of the world total planted area of GM crops.

    According to the statistics of ISAAA, a total of 27 countries have planted GM crops in 2013 amounting to a total area of 175 million hectares, which is a new historic record. There are 11 countries in Latin America having planted GM crops accounting for 41% of the world total number of countries; the total planted area of the countries in Latin America reaches 71.2 million hectares, accounting for 41% of the world total planted area of GM crops.

  • Multinationals being major players in Latin American market  

    2014-08-27

    As a most-fast growing crop protection market over recent years, Latin America is no doubt a very attractive market to global agrochemical companies. According to the statistics of agrochem consultancy Phillips McDougall, the crop protection market value of Latin America reached $14.547 billion in 2013, nearly 27% up year on year over the $11.467 billion of 2012.

    As a most-fast growing crop protection market over recent years, Latin America is no doubt a very attractive market to global agrochemical companies. According to the statistics of agrochem consultancy Phillips McDougall, the crop protection market value of Latin America reached $14.547 billion in 2013, nearly 27% up year on year over the $11.467 billion of 2012.

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