Syngenta Purchases Leading Biologicals Company Valagro

In an effort to increase its sustainable farming line, Syngenta has acquired the biologicals company Valagro. The purchase of the Atessa, Italy company — whose slogan “Where science meets nature,” is a continued effort by Syngenta to gain a larger foothold in the sustainable practices field.

“This acquisition underlines our growth ambitions in this area and positions us as one of the strongest players in the global biologicals market,” said Erik Fyrwald, CEO of Syngenta Group. “The investment also forms part of our $2 billion commitment to help farmers address the effects of climate change and improve agricultural sustainability as part of our Good Growth Plan.”

According to Sygenta’s website, some of the environmental progress it is working toward includes a partnership with The Nature Conservancy to improve soil health, resource efficiency and

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