/ August 30, 2016 /
Syngenta announced today plans to sell its two operations in the State, on Oahu and Kauai, in order to pursue a different operating model and will seek to contract current Hawaii-based seed production activities with the new owner.
“We are currently seeking an appropriate buyer for our sites on Oahu and Kauai. Our goal is to have our employee talent base and facilities maintained, and have an opportunity to contract work with the new owner,” said Ed Attema, head of Global Field Production for Syngenta.
Syngenta plans to complete the sale in the first half of 2017.
There will be no change to the company’s operations or people related to this decision until a transaction is completed.
The company is notifying a number of local leaders today about this decision.
Syngenta remains committed to the unique benefits of developing agricultural innovation in Hawaii – experienced people, stable weather and good soil. Syngenta will continue to be part of the important role Hawaii plays in agriculture and food production for the U.S. and around the world.
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to 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.