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BASF Agricultural Solutions and Anhui Huaheng Biotechnology join forces to develop the agricultural nutrition segment in China

release time:2024-06-06
  • Extending the partnership in agricultural nutrition segment

  • Establishing a joint lab to further support bio-stimulant product development

BASF Agricultural Solutions and Anhui Huaheng Biotechnology (AHB) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to jointly explore and develop the agriculture nutrition segment in China. The collaboration will utilize BASF’s comprehensive expertise in agricultural solutions  and AHB’s strength in synthetic biology to promote sustainable agriculture in China.


Jackson Wang, Vice President, BASF Agricultural Solutions Greater China and Fan Yi, Board Director and Vice

 President of Anhui Huaheng Biotechnology signed a strategic cooperation agreement

Under the agreement, both parties will work together to develop biostimulant  products that can help to increase crop yield, improve crop quality, and enhance crop resilience. In addition, the jointly established Plant Nutrition Application R & D Institute will serve as innovation hub for the two companies providing support in new product development, formulation development, bio-measurement experiments, and field trials. Moreover, both parties will collaborate closely in various fields, such as research on mode of action and digital farming.


Unveiling ceremony of Anhui Huaheng Biotechnology & BASF Research and Development Institute of Plant Nutrition Application

Jackson Wang, Vice President, BASF Agricultural Solutions Greater China, said, ″Over the decades, BASF has been a dedicated partner in China’sagriculture industry. Our comprehensive agricultural innovations portfolio, spanning seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection products, soil management, as well as Professional and Specialty Solutions (P&SS) products, are designed to empower Chinese growers, enhancing their crop management efficiency and quality. We’ve launched several plant nutrition products in China, including WANGQIU leaf fertilizer, WANGQIU aminoacid, WANGQIU seaweed, WANGQIU Fruit, and WANGQIU Root. The demand for plant nutrition products is increasing as the challenges of farming, the biggest job on Earth, are increasing. We are confident that our locally co-developed plant nutrition product will enhance the value of our existing BASF Agricultural Solutions and contribute more to newquality productivity in China. BASF Agricultural Solutions will play an important role in the sustainable development of agriculture, and fulfill our sustainability commitment.″   

Fan Yi, Board Director and Vice President of AHB, added, ″AHB is a practitioner of sustainable   development. We have been focusing on empowering biotechnology in agriculture. AHB and BASF have a long history of cooperation. We are looking forward to working with BASF to pursue long-term value in the field of agriculture. Our shared vision is to ensure that effective, sustainable, green, and ecological products, developed through our high-quality cooperation, reach and benefit a larger community of growers, thereby transforming the agricultural landscape. We will continue to implement new quality productivity and contribute to sustainable development for customers, users, and society.″ 

The partnership between AHB and BASF is grounded on a shared commitment to sustainable development. Both parties are dedicated to solving the challenges faced by agriculture through innovation and cooperation, including improving the nutritional value of agricultural products, promoting fertilizer reduction and synergism practices, achieving effective resource utilization, and protecting the environment.

About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division

Everything we do, we do for the love of farming. Farming is fundamental to provide enough healthy and affordable food for a rapidly growing population, while reducing environmental impacts. That’s why we are working with partners and experts to integrate sustainability criteria into all business decisions. With €900 million in 2023, we continue to invest in a strong R&D pipeline, combining innovative thinking with practical action in the field. Our solutions are purpose-designed for different crop systems. Connecting seeds and traits, crop protection products, digital tools and sustainability approaches, to help deliver the best possible outcomes for farmers, growers and our other stakeholders along the value chain. With teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we do everything in our power to build a sustainable future for agriculture. In 2023, our division generated sales of €10.1 billion. 

About Anhui Huaheng Biotechnology

AHB (688639.SH) is a world-renowned synthetic biotechnology company focused on green technology innovation and sustainable value creation. Our main products include amino acids, vitamins, and bio-based intermediates and monomers, serving as global partner in various fields such as biomaterials, animal nutrition, beauty & care, plant nutrition, human nutrition & flavor, providing innovative and sustainable products and solutions.