CITIC and Longping High-Tech Agriculture Complete Acquisition of Dow’s Brazilian Corn Seed Assets

Citic Agri Fund has completed its $1.1 billion acquisition of some of Dow Chemical Co.’s Brazil agriculture assets, a move that has netted the company a significant chunk of the country’s huge agricultural sector…Full Article: Caixin Dec 2017 Key Point As a result of the acquisition, Citic Agri Fund now owns four Dow AgroSciences’ corn

Sinochem Group’s Modern Agricultural Platform (MAP) Service Launched in Anhui Province

The Sinochem Group has launched an intelligent agricultural platform in east China’s Anhui Province, which the major producer of chemicals and fertilizer hopes will help make farming work easier. An online-offline combination, it can provide a wide range of services ranging from seed selection to soil detection and machinery training…Full Article: Xinhua Dec 2017 Key

COFCO to Sell Nidera Seed Business to ChemChina’s Syngenta

COFCO Corp, China’s biggest foodstuff conglomerate by revenue, announced its overseas investment and management platform COFCO International has agreed to sell seed business of grain trader Nidera BV to agribusiness giant Syngenta AG on Monday [6 November 2017]. COFCO International had completed a full takeover of the Netherlands-based grain trader in February this year…Full Article:

UK Assistance Program to Promote Agri-Tech in China

Drones that plant seeds, robots that pick fruit, smart boots that absorb data about the health of poultry-they are all innovations in agricultural technology that are swiftly transforming the way food is produced and managed in the 21st century. China, which faces the challenge of feeding the world’s largest national population, is teaming up with

Pakistan’s FPCCI Advocates Increased Chinese Cooperation in the Agriculture Industry

The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry has requested Chinese authorities to assist Pakistan’s agriculture sector to overcome the effect of climate change by initiating projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor…Full Article: Dawn Mar 2017 Key Point The FPCCI advocated increased Chinese cooperation in developing new (climate-resilient) seed varieties, creating more joint ventures,

China Opens Market to Argentine Grapes

Argentina is exploring expanded economic, commercial ties with China, the Argentinean Foreign Ministry said Wednesday [13 July 2016]. Argentinean and Chinese authorities concluded on July 11-12 a complete revision of the two countries’ trade and investment agreements during the 20th meeting of the two countries’ Joint Economic and Commercial Commission (COMIXTA) in Beijing…Full Article: China

State-Owned ChemChina Purchases Switzerland’s Syngenta

State-owned China National Chemical Corp offered Swiss agrochemical and seed producer Syngenta AG more than $43 billion to acquire its entire stake, making it the biggest acquisition deal by a Chinese company. Two companies have reached the acquisition deal in which the board of directors of Syngenta unanimously recommended ChemChina’s offer to purchase 100 percent

China’s Eight Month Anti-Smuggling Campaign Nets 80 MTs of Seeds and Seedlings

China has seized more than 80 tonnes of smuggled seeds and seedlings during an eight-month campaign that began in March, the inspection and quarantine authority said Tuesday. Inspection and quarantine agencies nationwide have intercepted more than 22,000 batches of seeds and seedlings that were being smuggled into China by people or mail…Full Article: Xinhua Dec