The agreement is based on MAAVi’s biological research and development potential in natural solutions
June 2022 – (ALMERÍA, SPAIN) – MAAVi Innovation Centre of Kimitec, Europe’s largest research centre focused on natural agriculture and one of the world’s largest natural technology hubs for food systems transformation, has announced Bayer is evaluating some Kimitec products. Tests are focused on the potential for future joint research and development of sustainable and effective biological products that leverage Kimitec’s expertise in biostimulants, biopesticides and the soil microbiome.
“This is the first step towards becoming a partner and hub for research and development of new biological techniques and solutions for Bayer. Together, we will move toward a paradigm shift in agriculture with the use of products derived from natural sources,” says Felix Garcia, CEO and Founder of MAAVi Innovation Center and Kimitec.
In line with the objectives of the European Green Pact, Kimitec’s MAAVi Innovation Center focuses on the environmental impact of agriculture while maintaining productivity to support global food security. MAAVi’s research is the starting point for the development of a more sustainable food production system and is currently working to realise the objectives of the Horizon Europe and Farm to Fork programmes.
“MAAVi’s expertise in developing biological solutions that support sustainable futures for agriculture offers a lot of potential,” stresses Benoit Hartmann, Head of Biologicals for Bayer. “We look forward to continuing our evaluations with this agricultural R&D centre.”
About Kimitec’s MAAVi Innovation Center
More than 15 years ago, Kimitec set out to become the alternative to synthetic chemistry-based agricultural products, putting consumer health, environmental friendliness and natural productivity at the heart of the agricultural production system. Today, the company operates in more than 90 countries, with branches in the United States, Brazil, LATAM and China, as well as sales offices in Morocco, Hungary, Turkey, Italy, the Baltic countries, Argentina, India, Russia, Australia and France. In 2019, Kimitec opened its MAAVi Innovation Center, the largest centre dedicated to the research and development of natural molecules and compounds for the agricultural industry in Europe and one of the largest biotech centres for natural agriculture worldwide. MAAVi stands for “Making a Vision” and represents a unique way of producing food with natural solutions, without sacrificing efficiency and productivity, and with a focus on the environment and people’s health. Kimitec is currently working on more than 48 independent research projects, all focused on developing natural, effective, productive and waste-free solutions to the main problems facing the agricultural industry worldwide.