Securing food and achieving sustainable agriculture

The world population is expected to reach ten billion in 2050, and a large amount of food and feed will be required. Also, the global warming megatrend will increase the outbreak of agricultural pests.

The Nippon Soda Group supplies safe and effective agrochemicals that are highly rated around the world. We expect needs for higher levels of safety to continue increasing, so we will create new agrochemicals that are safer and more effective by using advanced synthetic technology to contribute to the world’s food supply. Additionally, we will utilize information and communication technologies (ICT) and other technologies to support labor-saving pest control work and the production of high-quality crops.




Ensuring food safety and contributing to sustainable agriculture using agrochemicals

  • 01

    Contribution to the global supply of food

  • 02

    Diversification of crop protection

  • 03

    Streamlining and improving labor efficiency in farming production


① Hosting of seminars


②-1 Current initiatives:
Measures to control bacterial diseases

Nippon Soda acquired three chemical products, AGRIMYCIN, BACTICIDE and MYCOSHIELD, from Zoetis Japan Inc. in September 2018. This has enabled us to provide a greater range of information on how to control bacterial diseases in fruit trees and vegetables. As bacterial diseases are a serious problem, concerns are high. We visit those concerned to hold briefings on measures to control bacterial diseases and research trends.

②-2 Current initiatives:
Supply of environment- and user-friendly agrochemicals


We are developing environmentally friendly biopesticides that have minimal impact on ecosystems, and expanding our business to seed treatments that reduce pesticide exposure and in turn improve user safety.

②-3 Current initiatives:
Optimizing pest control work through use of ICT

Results in FY 2023

  • We conducted tests on 10 crops and 43 chemical agents in preparation for drone registration. We are
    currently preparing applications to register use of the drones.
  • One employee from sales and one researcher took part in drone operator training, bringing the total number of trainees to 23.
    (Breakdown of 23 drone operator trainees)
    Nileworks Inc. drone technology certification course: 15 (sales employees and research staff)
    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. drone technology certification course: 8 (sales employees, engineers, and research staff)