John Deere, the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment and Corteva Agriscience, the global leader, in two large, attractive markets – seed and crop protection – underpinned by expanding digital capabilities have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at accelerating Africa’s agricultural sector and enriching the lives of farmers across the continent.
The agreement officially establishes and consolidates the existing relationship between John Deere and Corteva, formally coordinating collaboration opportunities in sales and marketing across Africa.
“Following the recent John Deere refreshed positioning in Sub-Saharan Africa, we are now going beyond mechanization. Achieving higher levels of production in Sub-Saharan Africa requires cooperation across the agriculture value chain. To this end, this partnership will see John Deere and Corteva identify collaboration opportunities across Africa that combine mechanization with the latest developments in crop science. This partnership is expected to provide African farmers with comprehensive solutions to endemic challenges through new crop management technologies and products,” says Jacques Taylor, John Deere Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa.