AgriBusinessGlobal.com: Top 10 Most Popular Stories in 2017

The editors at AgriBusinessGlobal.com always get excited putting together our website’s list of the most-read stories of the year. To us, it reveals a lot about how our audience feels about the global crop protection market. What did you find interesting? Share-worthy? Shocking?

You loved the stories about mergers and acquisitions. What will the top 10 crop protection companies look like, post mega-mergers?

You were intrigued by the Chinese supply crunch. What options and opportunities do post-patent players and retailers have as the unknowns of supply constraints and consolidation from the Big 6 to the Big 3 take hold? Is it 2008 all over again?

You were curious about the crop protection market in India. Is “Make in India” poised to end the tide of booming Chinese exports? And how is AgroStar leading the way to simplify India’s distribution?

And you paid close attention to news about changes in the distribution channel. What’s the Farmers Business Network next move? And what factors — both legacy and new — are combining to set the stage for some dramatic alterations to how ag retailers operate their businesses?

From the 652 stories we posted on AgriBusinessGlobal.com in 2017, here are the Top 10. Check them out if you missed them the first time around, or if you want to read them again.

AgriBusinessGlobal.com Top 10 Stories in 2017

Markets

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Africa/Middle East

Kenya Dairy Industry Sheds Light on Market Challenges, Opportunities

In December, I had the privilege to serve as a volunteer consultant with the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program in Kenya.

Africa-Kenya
Africa/Middle East

Eastern African Nations Move to Harmonize Fertilizer Regulations

Eastern Africa countries are working to harmonize the region’s fertilizer market, a move that could improve not only demand for

Agrichemicals

CAC Crop Protection Show Continues to Expand

China’s agrichemical industry continues to deal with strict environmental regulations, which have impacted sourcing around the world. CAC 2018 gives

Agrichemicals

Global Crop Protection Market: Overcoming Challenges and Finding Opportunity in 2018

The end of the old year and start of the new is a natural time to reflect on where we’ve

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Asia

Why China Needs Bigger Farms

Communist countries have always liked model workers, according to an article on TheEconomist.com. Zhang Xinsheng is China’s latest farmer to

Asia

Indian Crop Care Chief: Budget Must Focus on Farm Exports

The Crop Care Federation of India has urged the Centre to focus on increasing the country’s agriculture exports by facilitating

wheat-field
Africa/Middle East

Changing the Narrative: It’s Not Just About Yield

For years now when someone outside the industry asks what I do, I give them the “elevator speech,” the 30-second

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Asia

12 Indian Agritech Startups to Watch Out For in 2018

Farming is a profession of hope. And India holds the record for the second-largest agricultural land in the world, with

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Africa/Middle East

Counterfeits Disrupt Uganda’s Agrichemicals Market

The outbreak of the Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in East Africa in late 2016, particularly in landlocked Uganda, and the

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Markets

Writers Wanted to Join AgriBusinessGlobal.com in 2018

About The Opportunity: AgriBusinessGlobal.com is looking for people to join our team in 2018 and submit original content to our

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Asia

U.S. to Tighten Standard for Soy Shipped to China

U.S. officials will impose stricter quality controls on exports of soybeans headed to China in response to a request from

Asia

ICAR: Indian Farming Needs Tech Revolution to Ensure Food Security

If food security needs to be ensured in India, there must be a technological revolution in agriculture, director of Indian

Asia

India: Farm Data Set to Get Space Tech Boost

The quality of India’s agriculture sector statistics could soon improve with the government tapping satellite imagery technologies to upgrade the

Europe

EU Demands Extra Effort in Bayer-Monsanto Takeover

The EU is demanding further concessions in order to approve the proposed buyout of US agri-giant Monsanto by German chemical

Rice
Agrichemicals

Agrichemicals: India Has Room to Grow

India is growing and it is growing at a fast pace. The growth has been seen on every front —

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Asia

China Reduces Corn Planting Area Amid Excessive Stock

China’s corn planting area is expected to be reduced by 1.33 million hectares in 2017 as the country seeks to

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Africa/Middle East

BRANDT Expands Relationship with Solagri Tunisia

BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of specialty products for the agriculture market, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Solagri Tunisia

Agrichemicals

Slideshow: AgriBusiness Global Hosts Trade Summit Southeast Asia

AgriBusiness Global hosted its Trade Summit Southeast Asia from Dec. 5-6 in Jakarta, Indonesia at the J S Luwansa Hotel.

Asia

China’s Citic Sees Brazil as Growth Driver After Corn Deal

Citic Agri Fund, an investment vehicle created by China’s largest conglomerate, has chosen Brazil as the platform for its global

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Biostimulants

Sigma Agriscience Acquires Agricultural Solutions Company AM-AG

Sigma Agriscience, a manufacturer of granular biofertilizers and biostimulants, has acquired a controlling interest in AM-AG, an international marketer and

Africa/Middle East

Kenya Dairy Industry Sheds Light on Market Challenges, Opportunities

In December, I had the privilege to serve as a volunteer consultant with the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program in Kenya.

Agrichemicals

Opinion: Why the Crop Protection Industry Needs Strategic Vision

The crop protection industry faces a dilemma. In the uncertain and globally competitive world of crop protection, focus has primarily

NPK

Sustainability at The Mosaic Company: Former CEO Shares Insight into How They Did It

Leading an organization today requires navigating the pushes and pulls of multiple stakeholders: generating shareholder returns, delivering value to customers,

Africa/Middle East

Eastern African Nations Move to Harmonize Fertilizer Regulations

Eastern Africa countries are working to harmonize the region’s fertilizer market, a move that could improve not only demand for