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.

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