PepsiCo in Deal with Arysta LifeScience Chile on Biological Products

PepsiCo, one of the largest food manufacturers in the world, and Arysta LifeScience Chile have signed an agreement to produce healthier potatoes in Chile, with less environmental impact and reduction of waste rates.

Under the agreement, the select group of Chilean potato farmers that supplies PepsiCo on an exclusive basis will use the solutions from the Arysta LifeScience Pronutiva program, which combines traditional crop protection inputs with biological solutions.

The project, called Bio-Alliance, strengthens the practices already adopted by PepsiCo to improve the quality of its portfolio, Arysta said. PepsiCo also holds the Rainforest Alliance Seal in Chile. For Arysta LifeScience, the partnership recognizes the investment in plant health and more sustainable products in its Pronutiva program, which sets the company apart at a global level, and particularly in Latin America.

PepsiCo is one of the largest buyers of potatoes in Chile. The farmers impacted by the Bio-Alliance produce approximately 50,000 tons of potatoes over 3,700 acres in all regions of the country.

Chile produces more than 1 million tons of potatoes per year. The crop generates $20 million a year in crop protection products.

“The Bio-Alliance project will provide PepsiCo with healthier, safer foods for consumers. For Arysta LifeScience, it means recognizing the Pronutiva program as an effective, sustainable solution for farmers,” explained Fabio Torretta, CEO at Arysta LifeScience LatAm.

Marcelo Gardel, general manager of Arysta LifeScience Chile and Peru, reports that the agreement enables Arysta LifeScience to triple its share in a market that seeks new technologies and whose importance for Chilean agriculture is growing, as well as actively participating in the country’s potato production chain. “The Bio-Alliance project positions Arysta LifeScience among the three largest manufacturers of agricultural pesticides for potatoes in Chile,” he said.

Nelson Campos, manager of PepsiCo Southern Cone Agribusiness, points out that the Bio-Alliance project entered into between PepsiCo and Arysta LifeScience opens the door to partnerships that could potentially reach other Latin American countries.

Topics:

Leave a Reply

Americas

Agrichemicals

Considering Cuba: Opportunities and Challenges for Ag Input Suppliers

As Cuba attempts to boost its production of food products for domestic consumption, it is expected to gradually increase use and import of chemical inputs.

Adjuvants

Exosect Grants Monsanto License for Formulation Product

UK-based Exosect Ltd. announced it has granted Monsanto Company a license to use its Entostat technology for the delivery of select agricultural biologicals as seed treatments.

Americas

Report: Trade War Taking a Toll on Ag Economy

The shift from trade war rhetoric to reality tempers the optimism felt in the first quarter.

Americas

AMVAC Acquires Bayer’s Bromacil Business

The assets being purchased include the Bromacil trademarks and product registrations for sale of Hyvar and Krovar in the USA and Canada.

Africa/Middle East

Bayer Closes Monsanto Acquisition

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto on Thursday. Shares in the U.S. company will no longer be traded on

Africa/Middle East

Bayer Plans Closing of Monsanto Acquisition on June 7

Bayer plans to complete the acquisition of Monsanto on June 7, following the receipt of all required approvals from regulatory

Americas

Major GNSS Project to Boost Potential for ‘Satellite’ Farming in Brazil

The University of Nottingham is working with Brazilian and EU partners to solve atmospheric interference problems that hamper satellite-based positioning

Americas

Valagro to Build First U.S. Manufacturing Plant for Biostimulants

The 65,000-square-foot Orangeburg County, South Carolina facility is expected to come online in the third quarter of 2019.

Agrichemicals

China Plant Shutdowns Hurt Helm Results

The company said its Crop Protection business was faced with markets exhibiting weak growth momentum overall in 2017.

Americas

Latin American Ag Sector Sees Boon from Ties with China

Latin America’s agricultural sector, which over the past decade has benefited from rising consumer demand in China, is expected to

Brazil-Soybean-field
Americas

Embrapa, Corteva Agriscience Sign Agreement to Enhance the Sustainability, Competitiveness of Brazilian Farming

Embrapa, the research arm of Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, and Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont,

Americas

Highway Equipment Expands New Leader into Brazil

Highway Equipment Company (HECO), the manufacturer of New Leader crop nutrient applicators, recently announced its expansion into Brazil. The new

Agrichemicals

Sumitomo Launches Fungicide for Bananas

Rapid adoption of Powmyl is expected for Black Sigatoka control programs on banana plantations throughout Latin America.

Americas

STK, BASF in Deal to Expand Distribution in Brazil

STK will grant BASF exclusive rights to maket and sell the biological fungicide bactericide in the country.

Americas

Marrone Bio Innovations Enters Partnership with Israel’s Lidorr

Lidorr Chemicals Ltd., will develop and market three of MBI's products in Israel.

Americas

ADAMA to Launch Soybean Fungicide in Brazil

Global crop protection company ADAMA has announced that is ready to launch its distinctive fungicide, CRONNOS, in Brazil, the world’s

Americas

U.S. Farm Bill Draft Defines Plant Biostimulants for First Time

Definition is a critical step in the legislative process to support the development of new sustainable technologies for agriculture and U.S. farmers.

Agrichemicals

Talking Dicamba: Q&A with Heartland Co-Op’s Dave Coppess

Dave Coppess, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Heartland Co-op, West Des Moines, Iowa, chats about the company’s experience with dicamba-resistant cropping systems.

Americas

Syngenta Acquires Abbott & Cobb

Syngenta announced it agreed to acquire Abbott & Cobb, a U.S.-owned independent breeder, producer, and marketer of vegetable seeds.

Latest News

Agrichemicals

Hemani Industries Limited Launchess Branded Formulation Division

Hemani Industries Limited, serving international agrochemical customers for more than three decades, has launched its branded formulation division to serve

Agrichemicals

Considering Cuba: Opportunities and Challenges for Ag Input Suppliers

As Cuba attempts to boost its production of food products for domestic consumption, it is expected to gradually increase use and import of chemical inputs.

Seeds and Traits

Global Reports Confirm GM Crops Delivering Benefits to Farmers, Agriculture, and the Environment

The latest independent reports published by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) and UK-based PG Economics

Asia

From Plate to Plough: India Must Get its Agri-Markets Right

With the overarching concern for food security of 1.32 billion people, India’s policymakers have a challenging task, according to an

Adjuvants

Exosect Grants Monsanto License for Formulation Product

UK-based Exosect Ltd. announced it has granted Monsanto Company a license to use its Entostat technology for the delivery of select agricultural biologicals as seed treatments.