Syngenta plans new facility in Russia
Syngenta, in conjunction with the Governor of Krasnodarskiy Krai, Russia, has signed a letter of intent to invest up to $85 million in the construction of a hybrid seed and crop protection production facility.
John Atkin, chief operating officer, said: “Technology will play a key role in realizing Russia’s ambition to intensify its agriculture sustainably. This also represents a significant economic opportunity for Russian farmers. It is therefore vital that they have access to high quality crop protection products and hybrid seeds. Our intended investment will enable local production of these key inputs.”
Subject to obtaining the necessary local permits and approvals, Syngenta expects to commence production of hybrid seed in 2015 and of crop protection products in 2016.
“This announcement underlines our long-term commitment to Russian agriculture. We are pleased to be working closely with the authorities in Krasnodarskiy Krai, which is a region at the forefront of the sustainable development of agriculture in Russia,” Atkin concluded.