Syngenta May Start Local Production of Crop Protection in Russia

Switzerland’s Syngenta is considering setting up local production facilities of crop protection products in Russia rather than relying on importing its products, the head of its Russian office said recently and reported on Reuters.com.

Russia, one of the world’s largest wheat exporters, has boosted its grain production in recent years despite Western sanctions imposed on it in 2014 but is reliant on imports of seeds and crop protection.

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“We are actively investing in Russia… We are thinking of organising our own production of crop protection products,” Jonathan Brown, the head of Syngenta’s Russian office, told a conference in Moscow.

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