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Environment & Sustainability, Commodities, Energy

FT Global Food Systems

Mobilising Investment in Net Zero Projects and Products

London |
Speakers include:
Caroline  Lucas

Caroline Lucas

the Green Party

Jake Fiennes

Jake Fiennes

Holkham Estate

Roselyn Fosuah  Adjei

Roselyn Fosuah Adjei

Forestry Commission, Ghana

Overview

Now in its 4th successful year, the Financial Times Global Food Systems international summit gathers farmers, life science companies, retailers, agribusiness firms, technologists, scientists, and financiers to take an unflinching look at the biggest issues facing the agriculture and food sector.

How are business models, farming practices and people rising to the dual challenge of an intensifying climate crisis and growing world population? Which new agri-food technologies are exciting investors’ interest? How is the future of global food trade evolving? What do consumers want, and to what extent should this be influenced by the agri-food industry and policy innovation?

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Testimonials

2019 Testimonials

“This FT conference was first class in its organisation and presentation.” Farm Owner, Norfolk

“What impressed me most was looking out into the audience and recognising the weight of influence in the room.” Partner, J Norton & Sons

“FT Global Food Systems was one of the best I’ve experienced at cultivating diversity in speakers across many dimensions - gender, race, age, stakeholders, geography and perspectives.  Even to the point of some uncomfortable conversations. But those are exactly the conversations that need to be happening.” President & CEO, Farm Foundation

“An outstanding day. Subject matter experts are hugely informative for both those already operating in Africa and those looking to do so.” Senior Media Relations Manager, The Nature Conservancy

“Found the day invaluable for meeting key new contacts. Also enjoyed seeing bright young people expressing their views for the future.” Farmer, Worshipful Company of Farmers

“A varied and interesting agenda dealing with some of the most pressing issues facing us today.” Head of Crop Transformation Group, John Innes Centre

“Thoroughly enjoyable. A thought provoking and informative event with a great opportunity to network with others from around the globe.” Food, farming & Innovation consultant, Savills

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Overview & Summit Aims

The Financial Times’ flagship Global Food Systems summit asks hard questions of the leading stakeholders in the sector, and showcases the newest technology-centered approaches helping to bring greater resilience to food systems and accelerate the trajectory towards global net-zero targets.

Pioneering retailers, manufacturers, food processors, farmers, agribusiness leaders and technologists will reveal how they are challenging orthodox thinking about our complex and fragile food systems with their sustainable, collaborative and high-impact solutions.

The summit, which was launched in 2017, aims to help accelerate the adoption of ethical and eco-friendly agri-food technologies, production, and business practices through high-level information sharing between stakeholders.

The agenda format is structured to facilitate dynamic on-stage discussion as well as encourage meaningful off-stage conversation, and the exchange of ideas, with stakeholders and value chain partners from across the agriculture and food production ecosystem.

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Agenda

**The full 2020 agenda will be announced in March.**

Questions and themes for discussion will include:

How is climate change impacting the options and choices facing farmers and policymakers?

Trade and competitiveness. What does the future shape of global food trade look like, and how will flows of food back and forth across the world change?

Accessing new sources of financing to facilitate land use change in line with global net-zero targets

Demand. What do consumers want and how will this change? Is Vegauary just a fad or does it point to a structural change? Do people want tech-produced food or not?

Farming can often be a hand-to-mouth business. How can the agri-food sector secure the fundamental conditions needed to underpin economic sustainability for growers and farmers around the world?

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Who you will meet

The FT GFS 2020 issues-driven agenda is researched and designed for the international farming community and the multinational companies that supply and buy from them. The audience will include over 200 senior representatives from food processors, transport and logistics firms, brands, manufacturers and large retailers. It will also include importers and exporters, technology firms, financial institutions, VC investors, sustainability-focussed NGOs, international organisations and policy-makers.

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Why attend

GFS 2020 is for agri-food industry leaders and their NGO and technology partners who need reliable, field-tested insights.

Attending GFS 2020 is an investment in your organisation and in your career. In just one day you will...

  • Understand the big picture, not just the individual strands of the part of the ecosystem you work in
  • Discover fresh analyses that will help you lead and influence - rather than follow - in your professional role
  • Cement existing relationships with leading figures in the agri-food arena and tap into new networks
  • Hear from the leaders in your sector that inspire you
  • Return to work with a better understanding of the problems facing global food systems and with new and innovative ways to tackle them
  • Join over 400 of the most influential figures in the agri-food sector for actionable insights and unmissable networking
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Keynote Speakers (4)

Caroline  Lucas

Caroline Lucas

MP
the Green Party

As the Green Party’s first MP, Caroline has represented Brighton Pavilion since 2010. Previously she served as an MEP for 11 years, and as an Oxfordshire councillor.  She has also been elected both as the Party Leader and its Co-Leader, with Jonathan Bartley. She is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change, Co-Chair of the group on Fuel Poverty, and Vice-Chair of Parliamentary Groups on Animal Welfare, Public and Commercial Services and Sustainable Housing.  She is also a member of Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee and co-chair of IPPR’s Environmental Justice Commission.  Caroline has consistently been voted the UK's most ethical politician, and has won awards for her work on tackling social exclusion, wildlife protection, and women’s rights, and is in the Environment Agency’s Top 100 Eco-Heroes of all time. Her book, Honourable Friends: Parliament and the fight for change makes a passionate case for parliamentary reform.

Jake Fiennes

Jake Fiennes

General Manager-Conservation
Holkham Estate

24 years as Estate Manager on the 5500ac Raveningham Estate in South Norfolk implementing a landscape delivery of a range of environmental measures whilst producing high yielding, high quality food. Collaborating with practitioners on and adjacent to the Estate; maintaining key values in the delivery of a range of habitats within the farmed landscape.

November 2018-appointed General Manager Conservation for the Holkham Estate with the ambition to do similar on a much larger canvas.

Other roles:

Anglia Representative NFU’s Environmental Forum, Trustee and Director Norfolk FWAG CLA Norfolk Committee Member and Member of the Steering Group for Wildlife Estates National Parks Review panel member.

Roselyn Fosuah  Adjei

Roselyn Fosuah Adjei

Director, Climate Change
Forestry Commission, Ghana

Roselyn Fosua Adjei was appointed the first Director of the Climate Change Directorate and second female Director of the Forestry Commission of Ghana in 2018 after working with the Forestry Commission for twelve years. Her work with the Forestry Commission began with her national service at the Plantations Department after a BSc Degree in Natural Resources Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Masters in Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She has expertise in forest management, social and environmental safeguards as well as conflict resolution in forest management and is a strong advocate for gender responsiveness and sensitivity in development planning and policy-making.

Ian Boyd

Ian Boyd

Marine and polar scientist, former Chief Scientific Advisor on Food and the Environment,
Defra

Professor Sir Ian Boyd was Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government on Food and the Environment, a post he held for seven years, and is currently a professor at the University of St Andrews.  He previously served as the first Director of the Scottish Oceans Institute and as Director of the Sea Mammal Research Unit. Sir Ian is leading the move to sustainability at the University of St Andrews, chairing the institution’s Environmental Sustainability Board.

As marine and polar scientist, Sir Ian spent 14 years leading a research programme in Antarctica and is a recipient of the Polar Medal and the Bruce Medal for Polar Science.  He is Chair of the UK Research Integrity Office and a member of a number of other trusts and companies.

He originally graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a degree in Zoology and gained his PhD at Cambridge University.  He has also been awarded several honorary degrees. He was knighted in 2019 for services to Science and Economics in government.

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Speakers (7)

 Abi Reader

Abi Reader

Chair
NFU Cymru Dairy Board

Abi Reader is a 3rd generation farmer farming 700acres in Glamorgan South Wales. The farm is a mixed enterprise comprising has 200 dairy cows, 150 sheep, 150 acres arable crops and supplying beef calves to beef rearing farms. She is a graduate of the Royal Agricultural University with a degree and postgraduate degree in Agriculture & Farm Business Management. Off the farm, Abi is involved with a number of stakeholder groups including being Chair NFU Cymru Dairy Board, Chair Cattle Health Certification Standards and Vice President of Maendy Young Farmers Club as well as sitting on Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group. Abi has a keen interest in telling the farming story; she is Co-Founder of CowsOnTour, a group of farmers visiting schools and events throughout Wales and England, as well as being a proud farmer host of Open Farm Sunday.

Adrian Percy

Adrian Percy

Chief Technology Officer
UPL

Adrian Percy is an advocate of the need for and benefits of modern agriculture. He is also a strong proponent of the development and adoption of new agricultural and food technologies that support global food security while conserving the environment.  

Adrian currently serves as the CTO of UPL Ltd, a major crop protection company that is a leader in global food systems. He also serves as a Venture Partner at Finistere Ventures LLC, a technology and life sciences venture capital investor, focused on transforming the food value chain. 

Adrian serves on the board of directors of BioLumic, HiFidelity Genetics, Biotalys and Evogene. He is also a member of the science and technology boards of Biotalys, Terramera and Rothamsted Research.

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Adrian holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Birmingham. He now resides in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, USA.

Ema Šimurda

Ema Šimurda

Co-founder
GOOD BANK

Ema Šimurda is one of two founders of the first vertical-farm-to-table restaurant GOOD BANK. Her award winning company compresses food production with a fast casual restaurant chain and a tech company. As a frequent speaker on conferences Ema already told GOOD BANK’s and her story at the Tech Open Air 2017 and CES 2018 in Las Vegas. Ema was born in Croatia and studied Economics in Vienna. She is also mum to a 9-year old daughter.

Kavita Karnik

Kavita Karnik

Vice President, Global Nutrition and Open Innovation
Tate & Lyle

Kavita Karnik is the Vice President of Global Nutrition and Open Innovation at Tate & Lyle. In this capacity, she provides leadership in the Innovation and Commercial Development unit on nutrition science. She is involved in new product development and providing credible scientific support for new and existing products by leading a strategic nutrition science research and education programme. She is also responsible for exploring Open Innovation opportunities that are of strategic relevance to Tate & Lyle’s current business and future expansion.

Dr Karnik has previously held various global roles in nutrition and health-related commercial environment for multinational corporations such as Unilever, Pfizer and Nestle. She has been involved in academic research by holding various academic positions at the University of Surrey, UK; the University of Derby, UK (current); Cranfield University, UK; and theInstitute of Clinical Research, India.

Dr Maria Karvela

Maria Karvela

Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder
DnaNudge

Dr Maria Karvela is Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder at DnaNudge, a disruptive new service that guides you to make the best shopping choices based on your unique genetic makeup - “nudging” your everyday choices through your DNA, plus your lifestyle.  

A published biologist, geneticist and leukaemia researcher, Dr Karvela has created DnaNudge’s world-first database to map genetic traits to individual food and drink product ingredients.  The database employs ground-breaking, proprietary deep learning algorithms that power the DnaNudge mobile app, which enables users to self-scan food products and make DNA-informed food choices as they shop – “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” for look for a healthier option.

Dr Karvela is passionate about informed consumer choice and bringing science and genetic testing technologies closer to the public.  Now, with DnaNudge, Dr Karvela is opening a new era of DNA-personalised shopping, with the potential to deliver a profound impact on public health by tackling chronic conditions such as obesity and type II diabetes.

Peter Williams

Peter Williams

President
IIRR

Peter Williams is President of IIRR, one of the world's largest rural development organizations. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as an Expert Advisor before which he founded and led ARCHIVE Global - an NGO using design solutions to improve health. 

For almost 20 years, Peter has delivered projects on 5 continents and has taught at several universities around the world. He has also served as an advisor on programs for the Gates Foundation, UN agencies, and the EU. He has delivered talks on systems thinking and sustainable development at over 200 events/venues around the world, while his work has been featured in outlets including the BBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal and in many leading publications. 

Peter holds Masters degrees from the University of Oxford and Columbia University and has received numerous recognitions for social innovation including being cited by Forbes Magazine as having one of the 10 best sustainability ideas on the planet. Peter was named among the 22 best emerging social entrepreneurs in the world by Echoing Green and among the ‘25 visionaries who are changing the world’ by Utne Reader. He is a Devex ‘40 under 40’ international development leader and was acknowledged as leading one of the most innovative social impact companies in the world by Fast Company.

Richard  Swannell

Richard Swannell

Director
WRAP GLOBAL

Richard is an environmental scientist by training and has a strong expertise in leading teams delivering more resource efficient and sustainable practices within businesses, tackling plastics pollution, on reducing food waste and increasing recycling. He is Director of WRAP GLOBAL, a business unit of WRAP- a UK charity, at the forefront of the circular economy - thought leaders, champions of action and catalysts for change.

When Richard joined WRAP he led the team that created and delivered the innovative ‘Courtauld Commitment’ - the first agreement of its kind between WRAP and UK supermarket retailers committed to an ambitious and collaborative approach to packaging and food waste reduction. He has been responsible for the success of 11 voluntary agreements in the UK and has led the team that has helped established Plastic Pacts in 4 continents around the world, and helped partners tackle food waste in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Collectively these agreements have reduced waste by millions of tonnes, saved billions of pounds, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by tens of millions of tonnes.

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Chair and Moderators (2)

Barney  Jopson

Barney Jopson

Executive News Editor
Financial Times

Barney Jopson is Executive News Editor of the Financial Times in London. He previously led FT coverage of the US retail and consumer industries as a correspondent in New York. In a 17-year career at the FT he has also covered politics, foreign policy, economics and markets in postings in Washington DC, Nairobi and Tokyo. He has won the Wincott Foundation’s young financial journalist of the year award and been awarded prizes by the Society of Publishers in Asia and the US Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. He is a graduate of Cambridge University and speaks Japanese, Spanish and French.

Clive Cookson

Clive Cookson

Science Editor
Financial Times

Clive Cookson is Science Editor at the Financial Times. He joined the newspaper in 1988 as Technology Editor and has also written about the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Previously, he was the science and medical correspondent for BBC Radio. He also spent four years in Washington DC as American Editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement. He has won several science journalism awards and is an honorary member of the British Science Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Mr Cookson graduated from Oxford University with a first class honours degree in Chemistry.

Advisory Board (9)

Anna Bakola

Anna Bakola

Head of External Communications & Campaigns EAME
Syngenta

Anna Bakola is Head of External Communications & Campaigns EAME for Syngenta, based in Brussels. A graduate of Wellesley College, with a postgraduate degree from Columbia University, Anna began her career in journalism in New York for the likes of Vanity Fair Magazine and The Atlantic Monthly. She continued her work in journalism in top editorial positions in Athens, Greece, where she also worked for former Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou, responsible for foreign media relations. In the heart of Europe since 2015, Anna jumped to the private sector, managing top-tier communications engagement at the EU level, while maintaining strong ties with UK and US media outlets.

Helen  Browning

Helen Browning

CEO
Soil Association

Helen Browning is Chief Executive of the Soil Association, a member of the Food Ethics Council, trustee of the RSPB and was recently appointed to the Food Farming and Countryside Commission hosted by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) as well as the BBC’s Rural Affairs Advisory Committee.

Helen has a very mixed organic farm Wiltshire, with dairy, beef, pigs, cereals and is now also experimenting with agro-forestry. Her products are sold through the Helen Browning’s Organic brand in retailers, big and small, as well as through her mini hotel and restaurant/pub on the farm, and through her restaurant in Swindon.

Prior to rejoining the Soil Association, Helen was Director of External Affairs for the National Trust. She has had a number of roles in agri-politics over the years, including the Government’s Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food (‘the Curry Commission’) and chaired the England Animal Health and Welfare Implementation Group. Helen was awarded an OBE in 1998 for her services to organic farming.

Henry  Dimbleby

Henry Dimbleby

Lead Non-Executive Director
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Henry Dimbleby is co-founder of Leon Restaurants, the not-for-profit Sustainable Restaurant Association, and the charity Chefs In Schools. He is currently the lead Non-Executive Director at the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs where he has been commissioned to create a National Food Strategy.

In 2012, he was asked by the government to produce a blueprint for improving school food and food education in Britain. Together with John Vincent, he produced the School Food Plan – one of the biggest shake-ups of school food for a generation. It has overseen, among other changes, the introduction of cookery lessons for all children up to the age of 14, universal free school meals for infants, and new standards for the food served to children in schools. In addition to writing a column for The Guardian he has appeared regularly on Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet & BBC’s Saturday Kitchen.

Henry started his career as a commis chef with Michelin-starred chef, Bruno Loubet, before joining The Daily Telegraph. From there he moved to Bain & Company, a management consultancy firm, where he met John Vincent. They spent a lot of time together on the road, travelling for work, where all they found to eat was delicious but life-destroying fried chicken or cold, neon-lit sandwiches. Infuriated by the difficulty of finding tasty, nutritious food on the run, they resolved to do something about it. And so Leon was born.

Howard Shapiro

Howard Shapiro

Chief Agricultural Officer
Mars
John Ingram

John Ingram

Director, Food Systems Group, Environmental Change Institute
Oxford University

John Ingram leads the Food Systems Group at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute. His interests are in the conceptual framing of food systems; the interactions among the many actors involved and their varied activities, and the outcomes of their activities for food security, livelihoods and environment; and food system resilience. He has designed and led regional food system research projects in Europe, south Asia, southern Africa and the Caribbean and has conceived, developed and/or led a range of major international research initiatives. He has had substantial interaction with FAO, UN Environment, the CGIAR and many other international organisations, with national departments and agencies, with NGOs, and with businesses in the food sector helping to establish research on the links between food security and environment through the analysis of food systems. In addition to leading the food systems research group within ECI, he also leads the multi-university post-graduate ‘Interdisciplinary Food Systems Teaching and Learning’ programme (IFSTAL) and coordinates the UK Global Food Security programme ‘Resilience of the UK Food System’. He is an Associate Professor in Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment, and Senior Research Fellow at Somerville College.

József Máté

József Máté

Corporate Communications Leader, Europe,
Corteva Agriscience

József Máté is the Corporate Communications Leader, Europe of Corteva Agriscience, located in Geneva, Switzerland. In this role, he is responsible for designing and implementing Europe region’s strategies for business communications, employee communications, digital communications, media relations and issues management that are connected with global messages and regional business goals and needs.

Most recently, he served as Communications Manager, Europe at DuPont Pioneer, and Eastern Europe Government, Public and Regulatory Affairs Manager at DuPont Pioneer.

József first joined DuPont Pioneer in 2005. Prior to this, he worked as Public Affairs Consultant at Weber Shandwick in Hungary, and as a journalist at the Foreign Affairs and Economics Desk of Népszabadság, Hungary’s largest political daily.

József earned a Master of Business Administration from the Szent István University, Hungary, a Master degree in Political Science from the Eötvös Loránd University Budapest, Hungary, and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the Budapest Business School, Hungary.

Judith  Batchelar OBE

Judith Batchelar OBE

Head of Brand
Sainsbury’s

Judith Batchelar is responsible for all aspects of Sainsbury’s product offer, from Policy formation on aspects such as Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing, through to Product Technology, Development, Safety, and Packaging along with Corporate Responsibility, Health and Public Affairs.  Also driving the Quality and Innovation agendas whilst protecting and enhancing the reputation of Sainsbury’s Brand. She has worked in the food and drink industry for 37 years and is a Biochemist and Registered Nutritionist and Scientist. In addition to her work at Sainsbury’s, Judith is a Non-Executive Director of both the Environment Agency and the Rugby Players Association, and is Deputy Chair of Farm Africa, the Matt Hampson Foundation, the Executive Board of The Prince’s Trust Accounting for Sustainability Project, she is also an ambassador for the Woodland Trust.  Judith is a Fellow of both the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts and Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), from 2013 – 2018 she Co-Chaired the Government’s AgriFoodTech Council, and currently sits on the Food and Drink Sector Council.

Sir Michael Dixon

Sir Michael Dixon

Director
Natural History Museum

Michael Dixon has been Director of the NHM since 2004, during which time attendance has grown from 3m to 5.5m and the £80m Darwin Centre opened to widespread acclaim. For four years prior to this he was Director General of the Zoological Society of London operating two zoos, a research institute and overseas field programmes.

Between 1980 and 1999 Michael worked in the scientific, technical and medical publishing industry with Pitman, Wiley and Thomson, latterly as Managing Director. He is a graduate of and has a honorary doctorate from Imperial College and a doctorate from the University of York.

Michael’s charitable activities include Trustee roles at WWF-UK and the Royal Albert Hall and he is a non-executive director of the British Geological Survey. He was awarded a knighthood for services to museums in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014.

Sarah  Bell

Sarah Bell

Independent Farmer and Member,
NFU Crops Board

Sarah farms in Rutland, a 1000ac lowland arable, beef and sheep farm, with a focus on sustainability based on the three pillars of Profit, Planet and People. This focus has been shaped through Sarah’s work off the farm as a sustainable supply chain consultant primarily focusing on the production of UK crops and their technical functionality in food products, especially bakery and pet food. With a view that treading lightly and creating mutually beneficial supply chains can deliver both security of supply and positive brand value Sarah brings a unique combination of practical agriculture, food science & value capture. Sarah is a trustee of The William Scott Abbott Trust, an appointed member of the NFU Crops Board and Windsor Leadership Alumnus.

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The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

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Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry - including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at www.corteva.com. Follow Corteva Agriscience on FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter and YouTube.

Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet.  We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com.

Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.

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Rabobank is an international financial services provider operating on the basis of cooperative principles. Focus is on broad financial services provision in the Netherlands and primarily on the food and agribusiness internationally. Rabobank has approximately 61,000 employees, who serve 10 million customers in 44 countries. 

The Trade & Commodity Finance (TCF) business unit brings together Rabobank’s long term expertise in agricultural commodities, export finance as well as energy and metals commodity finance. Rabobank offers in depth product knowledge, embedded in a global branch network and professional support for all international trade transactions. A range of specialized products can be tailor made to suit individual needs.

Our Trade & Commodity Finance unit fuses our expertise in agri, energy and metals commodities with in-depth product knowledge. This knowledge forms the basis of our professional support for all your international trade transactions. A range of specialized products can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. We develop client relationships into trusted, long-term partnerships and serve our clients with value-added strategic advice and solutions. We cover our global client base with a branch network spanning 12 countries in order to deliver the best advice and solutions to our clients, wherever you are located.

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