Syngenta and Nippon Soda enter global licensing agreement for novel seed treatment technology

SWITZERLAND - Seed giant Syngenta and Japanese chemical company Nippon Soda,  have announced that they have entered a global licencing agreement that will enhance collaboration on seed treatment technology. The agreement aims to enhance the use of the new seed treatment technology in the seed market, supported by best-in-industry expertise and the Global Seedcare Institute…

COFCO names new COO and 5 new oilseed grain heads

SWITZERLAND- COFCO, the Chinese-owned agricultural firm has promoted Selina Yang as its new chief operating officer (COO), at the same time named 5 new heads for grains and oilseeds. In the newly created role, Yang will report to the CIL’s CEO, Johnny Chi with the mandate to promote coordination between the group’s global product lines…

Syngenta completes acquisition of COFCO’s Nidera Seeds

SWITZERLAND - Syngenta, an international company committed to growing the world’s food has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nidera Seeds, a key player in the South American seeds market. Nidera Seeds are a COFCO International’s wholly owned subsidiary and deals in proprietary brands in corn, sunflower, sorghum, soybeans and wheat, which had…

Syngenta to acquire Nidera Seeds from COFCO

SWITZERLAND – Syngenta has entered a binding agreement to acquire Nidera Seeds for an undisclosed sum in an announcement by the Swiss agri-business giant and Chinese grains trader China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) The Chinese-state owned food processing holdings company COFCO International is the country’s largest food processor, manufacturer and trader, which focuses on…