8/15/2018

Corteva Agriscience™ will be an innovation machine in the agriculture industry

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont is sponsoring GAF 2018 and proving that expertise, digital technology, high performance genetics and sales multichannels will transform the market 

SAO PAULO, Brazil, July 23, 2018 – Corteva AgriscienceTM, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont,  will transform global agriculture through constant investments in digital technologies, high performance genetics, permanent contact with growers and the most comprehensive portfolio in the industry. It is with these strong assets that the future company, resulting from a merger between Dow and DuPont, will showcase itself at the Global Agribusiness Forum 2018, one of the largest events on agribusiness in the world, of which the company is one of the main sponsors.

Corteva AgriscienceTM will combine decades of experience from both companies delivering innovation and making bold moves to shape consumer perceptions of agriculture around the globe and stating its vital importance to mankind. “We want to emerge as the reliable leader in food and agriculture in our industry”, said Roberto Hun, Corteva AgriscienceTM for Brazil and Paraguay.

Brazil will greatly benefit from the strength of the potfolios and knowledge. The country is one of the most strategic markets for Corteva at a global level. “Today, Brazil is number two in sales, second only to the U.S.”, said Hun. Last year alone, Latin America accounted for around 20 percent of the Agriculture Division global sales. 

For this year’s edition of GAF, Corteva AgriscienceTM brought globalleaders to respresent and talk about Corteva.  Among them, Rajan Gajaria, Global VicePresident for Crop Protection, responsible for shaping the business strategy, defining investment priorities in R&D and overlooking the businesses supply chain. “The integrated portfolios already allowed us to reduce development time of new solutions and increase the genetic gains of our products by two folds above our historic figures”, says Gajaria.

Also present at GAF 2018, is Dana Bolden, Chief Communications Officer (CCO) of Corteva AgriscienceTM.  “We are combining our decades of experience with constant investiveness to help individuals, society and economies to prosper”, said Dana Bolden.

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ announced on February 26, 2018, the name of the intended company after the conclusion of the spinoff into three independent companies, that should occur by June 1, 2019.  The name Corteva Agriscience™ (kohr-'teh-vah) comes from the combination of the words “heart” and “nature”.

The current division and future agriculture company is designed to operate close to growers and consumers, contributing to the progress of future generations. “We will strive for the success of our customers and needs of consumers, additing value by means of our operating excellence, partnerships with society and search for external references to innovate, always”, says Gajaria. . 

The Global Agribusiness Forum aims at discussing and planning for global collaboration to promote a more sustainable production throughout the entire farming and livestock sector by means of food safety techniques, biotech, management, trade and ultimately improving growers image. For more information on GAF, visit the official website: http://www.globalagribusinessforum.com/pt-br.

About Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont                  

Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Encirca®, the newly launched Brevant Seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.

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07/23/18

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