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Grace Yuan
Global Marketing Director   AgroPages

Grace Yuan, editor of AgroPages, Global Marketing Director. Email: grace@agropages.com; Wechat: nanagrace2014

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  • 2015 Summary of Global Agrochemical Company’s Activities& Trends Analysis  

    2016-03-09

    A review of investment and cooperative projects of global agrochemical companies in 2015 reveals that they have a clear idea about industry presence and business planning. Global agrochemical industry is a longitudinal and horizontal combined new mode of industry. In 2015, besides their continued research, production and marketing integrated cooperation, agrochemical giants made more efforts on investment in downstream industry chain projects so as to play a more important part in a larger arena.

    A review of investment and cooperative projects of global agrochemical companies in 2015 reveals that they have a clear idea about industry presence and business planning. Global agrochemical industry is a longitudinal and horizontal combined new mode of industry. In 2015, besides their continued research, production and marketing integrated cooperation, agrochemical giants made more efforts on investment in downstream industry chain projects so as to play a more important part in a larger arena.

  • 2015 Annual Review- M&A activities Covering More Groups, Business Divestment Bringing New Opportunities  

    2016-02-02

    In 2015, global agrochemical sales dropped 8.5%, which was the largest drop over the last 20 years, causing global agrochemical industry to come down to an “ice point”. Under such background, a merging upsurge took place in an attempt to resist the harsh winter market. Since the mergers and acquisitions launched by the second-tier agrochemical enterprises like FMC, PSP and ADAMA in 2014, mergers and acquisitions in 2015 spread to the 6 first-tier agrochemical giants.

    In 2015, global agrochemical sales dropped 8.5%, which was the largest drop over the last 20 years, causing global agrochemical industry to come down to an “ice point”. Under such background, a merging upsurge took place in an attempt to resist the harsh winter market. Since the mergers and acquisitions launched by the second-tier agrochemical enterprises like FMC, PSP and ADAMA in 2014, mergers and acquisitions in 2015 spread to the 6 first-tier agrochemical giants.

  • 2015 Annual Review-Investment and Cooperation Went on Orderly in Agricultural Industry  

    2016-02-01

    A review of investment and cooperative projects of global agrochemical companies in 2015 reveals that they have a clear idea about industry presence and business planning. Global agrochemical industry is a longitudinal and horizontal combined new mode of industry.

    A review of investment and cooperative projects of global agrochemical companies in 2015 reveals that they have a clear idea about industry presence and business planning. Global agrochemical industry is a longitudinal and horizontal combined new mode of industry.

  • 2015 Annual Review- Global Agrochemical Industry’s 10 Focuses of Attention  

    2016-01-26

    According to the 2015 Global Agricultural Productivity Report of the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI), the rate of global agricultural productivity growth continues to stagnate for the second year in a row. In this period, price of farm product has continued to go down, currency was devalued, extreme weather occurred from time to time, which led to the 2015 agricultural profitability going downward to a historic low level since 2002, while agrochemicals sales dropped by 8.5% down to the $51.84 billion, where the decrease reached a historic low level. Under such general background, what are the focuses of attention of agrochemical industry in 2015? Agropages is hereby making a summary in a purpose to anticipate the future tendency of agrochemical industry.

    According to the 2015 Global Agricultural Productivity Report of the Global Harvest Initiative (GHI), the rate of global agricultural productivity growth continues to stagnate for the second year in a row. In this period, price of farm product has continued to go down, currency was devalued, extreme weather occurred from time to time, which led to the 2015 agricultural profitability going downward to a historic low level since 2002, while agrochemicals sales dropped by 8.5% down to the $51.84 billion, where the decrease reached a historic low level. Under such general background, what are the focuses of attention of agrochemical industry in 2015? Agropages is hereby making a summary in a purpose to anticipate the future tendency of agrochemical industry.

  • Bion Tech Inc.:The pioneer of biopesticide industry in Taiwan  

    2016-01-14

    AgroPages recently had an interview with the Founder and CEO of Bion Tech Inc., Bruce Chen, who first shared hisoriginal intention to devote himself to biopesticides, and thenshared his viewpoints on the market positioning and strategy, business model and competitive advantages, etc.

    AgroPages recently had an interview with the Founder and CEO of Bion Tech Inc., Bruce Chen, who first shared hisoriginal intention to devote himself to biopesticides, and thenshared his viewpoints on the market positioning and strategy, business model and competitive advantages, etc.

  • CROs: Market Demands Diversified, Brand Consolidation Intensified  

    2015-11-10

    With the strengthening of the supervision on agrochemicals by governments around the world, and market demand becoming more specialized, premium and diversified, Contract Research Organizations (CROs) in the field of agriculture are continuously improving their innovation and research capabilities and expanding their service portfolios.

    With the strengthening of the supervision on agrochemicals by governments around the world, and market demand becoming more specialized, premium and diversified, Contract Research Organizations (CROs) in the field of agriculture are continuously improving their innovation and research capabilities and expanding their service portfolios.

  • Agriculture 4.0 Striking, Precision Agriculture Booming  

    2015-11-09

    In 2013 German government put forward the concept of “industry 4.0”, which defines the important role of information technology in the industrialization process having attracted great attentions of the international society.

    In 2013 German government put forward the concept of “industry 4.0”, which defines the important role of information technology in the industrialization process having attracted great attentions of the international society.

  • Embrapa: The Pillar of Sustainable Development of Brazilian Agriculture  

    2015-11-04

    AgroPages has recently had an interview with the President of Embrapa, Mauricio Antonio Lopes, who shared his viewpoints on the market positioning, cooperation mode and competitive advantages of Embrapa, as well as future development planning.

    AgroPages has recently had an interview with the President of Embrapa, Mauricio Antonio Lopes, who shared his viewpoints on the market positioning, cooperation mode and competitive advantages of Embrapa, as well as future development planning.

  • Top 20 Global Agrochem Firms: Growth Slowing Down  

    2015-10-30

    AgroPages issued the list of top 20 global agrochemical firms in 2014. Compared with 2013, the ranking of the first 13 companies remains unchanged, being the Top 6 and the top generic companies.

    AgroPages issued the list of top 20 global agrochemical firms in 2014. Compared with 2013, the ranking of the first 13 companies remains unchanged, being the Top 6 and the top generic companies.

  • Exploring the Development Path of Local Agchem Companies  

    2015-08-21

    Most of local agchem companies in Latin America are operating conventional bulk agrochemical products. They provide strong and efficient field support to local farmers and maintain their market share in the continuing growing market of Latin America. Apart from existing multinational giants and leading off-patent competitors, they have to face competition from gradual market penetration of Chinese and Indian companies in recent years.

    Most of local agchem companies in Latin America are operating conventional bulk agrochemical products. They provide strong and efficient field support to local farmers and maintain their market share in the continuing growing market of Latin America. Apart from existing multinational giants and leading off-patent competitors, they have to face competition from gradual market penetration of Chinese and Indian companies in recent years.

  • Farmer-Centric Focus  

    2015-08-19

    Recently AgroPages also held a dialog with Mr. Shaul Friedland, Executive VP and Chief Commercial Officer, ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., further exploring how Adama is executing the development strategies in Latin America market.

    Recently AgroPages also held a dialog with Mr. Shaul Friedland, Executive VP and Chief Commercial Officer, ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., further exploring how Adama is executing the development strategies in Latin America market.

  • Rotam's Innovative Solutions Boosted Its Industry Leading Performance Growth  

    2015-08-17

    AgroPages has recently held a dialogue with Mr. James Bistrow, Rotam's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jean-Michel Duhamel, Rotam's Chief Commercial Officer and Mr. Ronaldo Pereira, Rotam's Regional Head in Brazil, to reveal its way of development under such adverse (market) circumstances.

    AgroPages has recently held a dialogue with Mr. James Bistrow, Rotam's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Jean-Michel Duhamel, Rotam's Chief Commercial Officer and Mr. Ronaldo Pereira, Rotam's Regional Head in Brazil, to reveal its way of development under such adverse (market) circumstances.

  • Multinationals' Dynamics in Latin American Agchem Market  

    2015-08-14

    2014 saw climate drought, lower crop price, changed crop planting area and unfavorable exchange rate, which had resulted in the slow-down of the growth of the agrochemical market in Latin America. According to the statistics from Phillips McDougall at distributor level, the 2014 global crop-oriented pesticide market value reached US$56.65 billion being 4.5% up year on year.

    2014 saw climate drought, lower crop price, changed crop planting area and unfavorable exchange rate, which had resulted in the slow-down of the growth of the agrochemical market in Latin America. According to the statistics from Phillips McDougall at distributor level, the 2014 global crop-oriented pesticide market value reached US$56.65 billion being 4.5% up year on year.

  • 2014 Global Agrochemical Company's Activities Review & Future Prospects  

    2015-03-11

    Looking back at 2014, merge and acquisition still maintained to be prevailing all the time in the agrochemical industry where agrochemical companies had plotted their business strategy either for the purpose of capturing a new business market or in order to take a first-presence in the full industrial chain.

    Looking back at 2014, merge and acquisition still maintained to be prevailing all the time in the agrochemical industry where agrochemical companies had plotted their business strategy either for the purpose of capturing a new business market or in order to take a first-presence in the full industrial chain.

  • 2014 Chinese Agrochemical Highlights & Future Prospects  

    2015-03-11

    According to the China Agrochemical Market Monthly Report published by AgroPages, 2014 Chinese agrochemical industry experienced a silent change to the industry structure while in general the industry has developed stably.

    According to the China Agrochemical Market Monthly Report published by AgroPages, 2014 Chinese agrochemical industry experienced a silent change to the industry structure while in general the industry has developed stably.

  • Acquisition of Cheminova Opens New Era for FMC  

    2015-03-10

    AgroPages has recently had a dialogue with Ms. Bethwyn Todd, Vice President, Agricultural Solutions, Asia and President of FMC Asia. Ms. Bethwyn Todd shared her viewpoints on the acquisition of Cheminova, FMC's plan for future development, the reasons behind the rapid growth, as well as the investment plans in Brazil and China.

    AgroPages has recently had a dialogue with Ms. Bethwyn Todd, Vice President, Agricultural Solutions, Asia and President of FMC Asia. Ms. Bethwyn Todd shared her viewpoints on the acquisition of Cheminova, FMC's plan for future development, the reasons behind the rapid growth, as well as the investment plans in Brazil and China.

  • An insight into glyphosate trend  

    2014-11-13

    Since Monsanto’s release of glyphosate in 1974, glyphosate has for long time captured largest herbicide market share. Glyphosate is a very influential herbicide to the world agriculture, always attracting the eyes of the industry. Due to the plantation of large area of glyphosate resistant, GM crops over recent years, global market value of glyphosate has further increased reaching $5.46 billion in 2012 with total demand arriving at 718,600 tons. According to a forecast, the compound annual growth rate of glyphosate market value may reach 7.2% and the market value will reach $8.79 billion in 2019.

    Since Monsanto’s release of glyphosate in 1974, glyphosate has for long time captured largest herbicide market share. Glyphosate is a very influential herbicide to the world agriculture, always attracting the eyes of the industry. Due to the plantation of large area of glyphosate resistant, GM crops over recent years, global market value of glyphosate has further increased reaching $5.46 billion in 2012 with total demand arriving at 718,600 tons. According to a forecast, the compound annual growth rate of glyphosate market value may reach 7.2% and the market value will reach $8.79 billion in 2019.

  • Focusing on botanical biopesticide and heading into row crops: Ziv Tirosh, CEO of Stockton Group  

    2014-11-04

    AgroPages has recently had a dialogue with Mr. Ziv Tirosh, CEO of Stockton Group. Mr. Ziv Tirosh shared his viewpoint about the development orientation of biopesticides, Stockton's specific advantages and the latest dynamics.

    AgroPages has recently had a dialogue with Mr. Ziv Tirosh, CEO of Stockton Group. Mr. Ziv Tirosh shared his viewpoint about the development orientation of biopesticides, Stockton's specific advantages and the latest dynamics.

  • Top 20 Chinese Agrochemical firms: glyphosate taking the lead  

    2014-10-30

    For reasons like the rigid demand for agrochemicals at home and abroad, industry restructuring, decreased inventories and the more stringent environmental compliance regulation, Chinese agrochemicals business started to resume in 2012 and market was apparently improved in 2013. According to the list of 2013 top 20 Chinese agrochemicals companies published by AgroPages, the 2013 top 20 achieved total sales of Yuan 47.60 billion, 25% up year on year.

    For reasons like the rigid demand for agrochemicals at home and abroad, industry restructuring, decreased inventories and the more stringent environmental compliance regulation, Chinese agrochemicals business started to resume in 2012 and market was apparently improved in 2013. According to the list of 2013 top 20 Chinese agrochemicals companies published by AgroPages, the 2013 top 20 achieved total sales of Yuan 47.60 billion, 25% up year on year.

  • Top 20 global agrochemical firms: rise of Chinese firms  

    2014-10-29

    According to the list of top 20 global agrochemicals companies 2013 published by AgroPages, the 2013 top 20 companies achieved total sales of $59.27 billion, 10% up year on year; entry level on the list has risen to $500 million, which is $58 million more than that of 2012. The top 6 have maintained stable growth with total sales accounting for 70% of the total sales of the top 20.

    According to the list of top 20 global agrochemicals companies 2013 published by AgroPages, the 2013 top 20 companies achieved total sales of $59.27 billion, 10% up year on year; entry level on the list has risen to $500 million, which is $58 million more than that of 2012. The top 6 have maintained stable growth with total sales accounting for 70% of the total sales of the top 20.

  • Interview: Big players lead role in the development of biopesticides  

    2014-05-12

    According to the most authoritative statistics, biopesticides market has generated unprecedented growth of 27% p.a. between 2007 and 2012 and is expected to double to $4.5 billion in 2023. Facing so huge market potential, AgroPages invited Stockton Group’s CEO Ziv Tirosh to comment the development of biopesticide industry.

    According to the most authoritative statistics, biopesticides market has generated unprecedented growth of 27% p.a. between 2007 and 2012 and is expected to double to $4.5 billion in 2023. Facing so huge market potential, AgroPages invited Stockton Group’s CEO Ziv Tirosh to comment the development of biopesticide industry.

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