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Casterra Delivers First Shipment of Castor Seeds to Africa

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29 September 2023, Israel: Casterra Ag Ltd. (“Casterra”), an integrated castor cultivation solution company and a subsidiary of Evogene Ltd. (“Evogene”) (Nasdaq: EVGN; TASE: EVGN), today announced the shipment of its first batch of high-yield, high-oil castor seeds from Brazil and Zambia to its destination in Africa. This shipment, valued at US$1 million, is the first step in meeting US$11.3M purchase orders from a world-leading oil and gas company, which Casterra received in the second quarter of 2023.

Casterra’s premium castor seeds are developed using Evogene’s GeneRator AI tech-engine and undergo rigorous testing to meet industry standards. These seeds exhibit high-level cleanliness, successfully passed phytosanitary inspection, and have a germination percentage rate of 90%, exceeding the industry acceptance criteria benchmark.

Casterra CEO Eyal Ronen said: “We are pleased to initiate shipments under this framework agreement with a leading oil and gas company, demonstrating the feasibility of shipping large amounts of seeds, even across continents. Casterra anticipates it will supply the remainder of these seed’s orders in the coming months.”

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