Koppert and UPL India join forces to improve soil health and promote sustainable agriculture in India
Koppert India and UPL India have signed an agreement in Mumbai, on Thursday 12 May. Koppert produces a bio fertilizer for UPL, which UPL offers, under its new global business unit NPP, to its growers in India. The biofertilizer, with the brand name Copio, helps improve soil health, leading to better plant establishment and improved overall output.
It fits both companies’ visions to offer solutions that are aimed to help growers to restore the natural balance in their crops for sustainable agriculture. This commercial relationship is the continuity of the long-term collaboration between both companies, already consolidated in Japan and Spain, which is primed to grow across new geographies.
Rahul Pandey, Commercial Head of the India Region at UPL, expressed his enthusiasm on the collaboration: ‘This is one more step towards our vision of reimagined sustainability. Soil health has become a challenge across the globe. Improving soil health is our top priority. This collaboration will help farmers in India to improve the health of their soils. ’
‘We have been cooperating with UPL for many years and feel that we have entered a new phase in our relationship and making COPIO the best biofertilizer available for farmers in India, which supports our vision of “Partners with Nature’, says Uday Bhat, Managing DirectorKoppert India. :
Ankit Laddha, National Biosolutions Lead at UPL India,adds:‘We at NPP are excited to carry this journey to wider geographies. Millions of farmers are looking to us for the natural solutions. We have created a lot of success stories around healthier soil and this alliance will create millions more’.
‘With the growth and demand for more of our sustainable solutions in India, we have had to find a strong partner that has the same common goal of making Indian agriculture more sustainable. ,’ says Koppert’s Export Manager for the Middle East, North Africa and India, Yassin Lahiani. ‘UPL is such a partner and I have every confidence in a rewarding, long-term relationship in India and beyond’.
UPL Ltd. (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070) is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products & solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $5 billion. We are a purpose-led company. Through OpenAg™, UPL is focused on facilitating progress for the entire agricultural value chain. We are building a network that redefines the way an entire industry thinks and works – open to fresh ideas, innovative ways and new answers as we strive towards our mission to make every single food product more sustainable.
As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, our robust portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 13,600 registrations. We are present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally. For more information about our integrated portfolio of solutions across the food value chain including seeds, post-harvest, as well as physical and digital services, please visit upl-ltd.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
NPP – Natural Plant Protection: is the market leader in sustainable agriculture solutions worldwide, housing a comprehensive portfolio of natural and biologically derived agricultural inputs and technologies. As part of the OpenAg network – UPL’s global collaborative network to unlock opportunities and outcomes that no single actor could achieve on their own – NPP is further developing market-leading range of biosolutions to directly tackle growers' largest pain points, including abiotic stress, soil health, residues, and resistance management, in developed and developing agricultural markets alike. With over 1,500 product registrations across the globe, our biological products and solutions have become a toolbox that allow us to keep exploring new ways of improving our offer for food chains, farms, and farmers.