DowDuPont is a merger from two companies, Dow Chemical and DuPont that came together on August last year (for 18 to 24 months), bringing together three business (DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection, and Dow AgroSciences) in agriculture, material science and specialty products.
The aim of the merger was to ‘create a world-class agriculture leader with a comprehensive and balanced portfolio and a robust pipeline of innovative solutions across seed, crop protection, seed-applied technologies and digital agriculture’ as said by Pierre Flye Sainte Marie, head of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa region), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. Pierre Flye Sainte Marie acknowledges that the agriculture sector is undergoing several changes that need investment in R&D and innovation to develop according to the current social needs, taking into account the limitation of resources, climate change and pest resistance. The merger enables them to do so, deliver innovation and provide solutions for farmers to grown in a sustainable way. Since its creation the three divisions work jointly under the structure of DowDuPont. However, at the end of the merger period they will be separated in three independent specialized companies that will be publicly traded but will maintain a business relationship.
Please find here the Q&A to Pierre Flye Sainte Marie.