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2019 Latin America Focus

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Highlights:

- King Quenson: Focusing on a “Niche” Strategy and Delivering Brand Value through Partnership

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

- Monitoring Called Key When Combating Fall Armyworm in Brazil

- Top 10 Local Agrochemical Companies in Latin American Countries: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, Chile


 

Top 10 Argentine local agrochemical companies account for 27% of market share

As the second largest agrochemical market in South America, Argentina generated US$2.46 billion in sales in 2018. According to the ranking list in the “Top 10 Argentine Local Agrochemical Companies” published by AgroPages, the revenues of these ten local companies account for 27% of the overall market....More>>
 

Call for papers- 2019 Ag Formulation & Application Technology Congress

As the world's largest producer and exporter of agrochemical products and the third largest consumer market of agrochemical products, China has huge market demand for the development of environment-friendly and efficient formulations and application technologies that can reduce application and increase efficiency. They are also the research and development and promotion aspects highlighted by Chinese industry players....More>>
 

Attending company list released! 100+ producers and distributors will come to BioEx 2019

The 2nd Biopesticides and Novel Fertilizers International Summit (BioEx 2019) will be hosted by AgroPages on August 22-23 in Hangzhou China. 40+ companies from outside of China and 70+ Chinese companies (including leading distributors) have registered...More>>
 

Indogulf Cropsciences Ltd (India) established subsidiary in Australia for Agrochemical Business

Indogulf Cropsciences Ltd. (India) established its Australian Subsidiary as “Indogulf Cropsciences Australia Pty Ltd” as a local subsidiary to undertake agrochemical business in Australia ...More>>

 

Latin America Sees Improving Pesticide Regulatory Environment

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. ...More>>
 

Biodefense Market Living Its Best Moments in Brazil

"The biodefense market is living its best moments in Brazil," said Amália Piazentim Borsari, executive director of ABCBio. “Since the first regulation of biodefensive products in 2006, today, we are at the best moment, with more than 215 products registered...More>>
 

12th Brazil AgrochemShow: ‘China’s doors are open to Brazil’

The event’s first talk was given by Dr. Zhang Lubiao. According to Dr. Zhang, Chinese imports are growing significantly, at a faster pace than exports, because the Chinese government has...More>>

 

Agro100 prepares for future and builds bridges for new generation farmers in Brazil

Agrolideres is one of the main programs that Agro100 offers its customers, and in my opinion, is a unique program that connects Agro100 with generations of new farmers. Since Agro100 has set its focus on the new generation in the field...More>>
 

China Agrochemical Biweekly: Acephate Export dropped drastically in H1 2019; Clethodim’s cumulative capacity expansion will exceed 10,000 tons

The mainstream of acephate export in China is 75% SP. Of the value of all exported products of acephate in 2018, acephate 75% SP accounted for 71.8%. In 2019...More>>
 

IUPAC names 10 chemistry innovations that will change the world, nanopesticides rank first

Nano-formulated pesticides can deliver active ingredients where they are needed without polluting the environment or – like neonicotinoids have been accused to do – indiscriminately kill essential wildlife...More>>
 


 
  Sales Performance
Corteva sales down 3% in Q2 2019
FMC sales up 4.5% in Q2 2019
Sumitomo Chemical’s Health & Crop Sciences segment sales up 3.6% in Q1 FY 2019
Evogene reports second quarter of 2019 financial results
Bayer Crop Science Q2 sales significantly impacted by extreme weather
BASF’s Agricultural Solutions segment sales up 20% in Q2 2019
Syngenta crop protection sales flat in H1 2019
Nissan Chemical’s agricultural chemicals segment sales up 8% in FY 2018
Sumitomo Chemical's Health and Crop Sciences segment sales down in FY 2018
 
  Comment

Chinese envoy says Syngenta takeover was a bad deal


      Contrary to the opinion of the honourable Beijing Ambassador to Switzerland, I think this acquisition of Syngenta by ChemChina is highly beneficial to China.

      With this acquisition, overnight, China has acquired two key agricultural technologies that it would never ever be able to develop on its own.

      (1) The ability to synthesise new compounds to be used as pesticides. It now takes over USD300 million to synthesise a new compound and put it out into the world markets. Money is not an issue for China but the expertise and experience are. A company like Syngenta and their four global and western competitors have decades of product synthesis and global product registration expertise that time cannot buy but obviously money can.

      (2) Genetically modified seeds. Though the patents for genetic modification of seeds have expired many years ago, China will never be able to put out a new gene for agriculture into the markets because the novel genes need a conduit to the farmers. The genes need to be inserted into the seeds and all seeds with good traditional characteristics farmers and consumers desire are controlled by these western pesticide companies!

- By CS Liew

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