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Syngenta Partners With Embrapa to Aid Farmers

28 April 2010

BRAZIL - Crop protection firm Syngenta has partnered with Embrapa, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, in a bid to help Brazilian farmers improve crop quality and yield.

The long-term multi-crop partnership will focus on corn and soybean with the aim of benefiting large and small producers.

Syngenta and Embrapa will work to broaden the offer of technologies in corn, including seed varieties, and share expertise on soybean crops to identify and treat diseases and nematodes.

The partnership is likely to expand in future to include other crops such as sugarcane and aid producers in other Latin American countries.

Both organisations are committed to bringing science and innovation to the Brazilian agriculture sector, explained John Atkin, Syngenta's chief operating officer for crop protection.

"We look forward to learning and developing from each other's strengths and advancing the efficiency and global competitiveness of Brazilian farmers," he commented.

The agreement will favour socioeconomic development in Brazil, added Pedro Arraes, head of Embrapa.

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