Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience , Agriculture Division of DowDuPont , Chooses Casablanca as Hub for North-West & West Central Africa (NWAF & WCAF)


Morocco, Feb. 14, 2019 — Today, Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, launches its official North-West & West Central Africa (NWAF & WCAF) regional headquarters in Casablanca, Morocco. The Casablanca office will act as Corteva Agriscience’s business center for customers, partners and consumers in its main markets namely

Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Niger, Tunisia, Togo and Senegal, bringing the organization’s the right mix of seeds, crop protection and digital solutions to maximize their yields and improve their profitability in these markets.

This development brings the number of Corteva Agriscience ™ offices on the African continent to four, with other offices being operational in Cairo, Johannesburg, Nairobi and now Morocco.

“Moroccan agriculture has fulfilled great progress in terms of modernization and diversification and has made it a strategic site for CORTEVA Agriscience to establish its regional headquarters. This is a natural recognition of Morocco’s role as the agricultural hub for the North-West & West Central Arica (NWAF & WCAF) region” says Prabdeep Bajwa, President, CORTEVA Agriscience™, Africa and the Middle East.

Corteva Agriscience™ has developed some of the best talent, technology, innovation and R&D capabilities that will uniquely position it to transform our food system by helping farmers grow better, abundant and healthier crops while using less natural resources. The NWAF & WCAF commercial area currently serves cocoa, cotton, rice and corn, banana, vegetables tea and cereal markets.

The commercial area will be managed by industry veteran Alain Pescay, who will bring a wealth of experience and will be supported by local talent and experts who are knowledgeable about the region's food security needs and farmers' needs.

“The opening of the Casablanca office is an exciting opportunity to develop and strengthen our partnership with farmers, authorities, public and private actors in the agricultural sector in Morocco and with the other countries of the NWWCA markets", said Alain Pescay, commercial director of Corteva. Agriscience ™, North West, West and Central Commercial Zone. "We look forward to working with stakeholders in the food system to provide a safe supply of healthy food" said Pescay.

Corteva Agriscience™ brings together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading market positions in Seed Technologies, Crop Protection and Digital Agriculture. In Africa and the Middle East, Corteva Agriscience™ will continue to invest in some of the most recognized and premium brands in the agricultural sector, such as Pioneer®, and PANNAR® seed brands, as well as award-winning crop protection products that help farmers maximize their crop yields along with the environment.

The Casablanca office will be supported by the headquarters for Africa and the Middle East located in Pretoria, South Africa. “With more than 60 countries, Africa and the Middle East are diverse and complex and our regional structure aims to bring us closer to each other and help us to serve them in the way they want to be served, allowing us to build strong relationships with them and to maintain partners in the field", concluded Bajwa.

The company has been active in Africa for more than 60 years and supports a broad range of crops, a wide variety of farm sizes at different stages of technology adoption and a wide variety of economic and market conditions.Its large footprint allows Corteva Agriscience to provide farmers with solutions, products and services that will continue to advance the sector.

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À propos de corteva agriscience ™, division de l'agriculture de dowdupont

Corteva Agriscience ™, division de l'agriculture de DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), deviendra une société indépendante cotée en bourse lorsque les retombées seront achevées d'ici juin 2019. La division combine les forces de DuPont Pioneer, de DuPont Crop Protection et de Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience ™ fournit aux producteurs du monde entier le portefeuille le plus complet en industrie, y compris certaines des marques les plus reconnues du secteur agricole : Pioneer®, Encirca®, Brevant ™, nouvellement lancé, ainsi que des produits primés de protection des cultures, tout en commercialisant de nouveaux produits grâce à notre solide portefeuille de produits chimiques actifs et de technologies.