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ADAMA Hosts Syngenta Group’s First-Ever Innovation Forum for Global Collaboration in Agriculture and Food Security

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28 June 2022, Tel Aviv, Israel: Seeking transformative collaborations with leading Israeli research institutes and start-ups, Syngenta Group, the largest and fastest growing agriculture tech company in the world, held its first-ever “Innovating Together” event this week in Tel Aviv in partnership with Israel’s Start-Up Nation Central. With a global food crisis looming, Syngenta Group convened this gathering to exchange ideas and perspectives on how to shape new innovations that can help transform agriculture sustainably.

Chen Lichtenstein, CFO of Syngenta Group, said: “Our decision to host this event in Israel stems from the country’s ability to sustain and thrive with limited natural resources, its thought leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, which has transformed Israel into a dynamic agricultural innovation hub.

“Recent world events have taught us that innovation can’t take place in a vacuum. It’s only when we share ideas, connect with new partners such as leading start-ups, and explore our complementary capabilities that we can forge new paths to address our most pressing global challenges.”

The three-day event was hosted by ADAMA, a leading global crop protection company and one of Syngenta Group’s businesses, and was led by Syngenta Group’s research and innovation leaders from the areas of Crop Protection, Seeds, Biologicals, Digital and Sustainability, as well as leaders of ADAMA and Zereim Gedera, a leading Israeli vegetable seeds company that is part of Syngenta Seeds. They met with representatives from across Israel’s agriculture ecosystem and leading researchers from top Israeli universities and research institutes, including Weizmann Institute, Technion, Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Volcani Institute and MIGAL Galilee Research Institute, setting the stage for future cooperation on critical topics like food security, climate change and sustainability.

Ignacio Dominguez, CEO of ADAMA added: “We are pleased to host this unique innovation forum in Israel, leveraging our deep roots and close connections with the country’s agricultural research and innovation community. We believe that by working together, across the Syngenta Group family, we can further help to transform the future of agriculture and mitigate the impacts of climate change.”

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