Crop Science Forum & Awards 2021

Save the date: November 3-4, 2021

Welcome to the Crop Science Forum & Awards 2021, continuing the tradition of the Agrow Awards, the crop science industry’s premier annual event, recognising excellence in the crop protection and production markets.

The scope of the Forum and Awards is being expanded in 2021, covering crop science and  animal health industries. The programme will take place over the course of two days, ensuring a wider outreach.

For more information about entry submission for the 2021 Awards, please contact Sanjiv Rana at

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Awards 2020

For well over a decade, Agrow has recognized excellence in the crop protection market worldwide, through its prestigious annual awards that celebrate the best-in-class scientific, technological, and leadership initiatives.

Being short-listed and winning a much-coveted award is a stamp of approval for creativity and innovation whether for established conglomerates or start-ups.

The awards are free to enter and open to any crop protection and production company, of any size, operating anywhere around the world, and the individuals working for them, as well as to companies that supply to the industry.

Award Categories

2020 Entry Guide 2020 Winners

For any enquiries regarding entries, write to Sanjiv Rana at


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Crop Science Forum 2020

The Forum has become a key event for anyone within the industry to gain insights into the latest market developments, the state of the industry and trends driving the future of the industry. Leaders from the market are invited to join our in-house experts for discussion and debate:


Market developments shaping Agribusiness in 2020 and beyond

Presentations by industry leaders and IHS Markit experts from Phillips McDougall, Agrow and Agribusiness Consulting giving a macro-economic backdrop, global farming outlook, factors impacting crop protection and seed markets across trade, regulation and technology.

Topics covered:

  • Covid-19 disruption in markets and steps taken by companies to mitigate impact
  • How to mitigate Covid-19/weather-related risks for companies and farmers
  • Factors impacting sowing patterns and agricultural commodity prices
  • New technologies/shifts in R&D trends within the industry and impact on market
  • Market outlook for 2021 and beyond


  • Mike Hollands (Head Global Supply & HSEQ, Syngenta Crop Protection)
  • Jonathan Shoham (Phillips McDougall, IHS Markit)
  • Tom Scott (Agribusiness Consulting, IHS Markit)


The role of crop protection in sustainability

Presentations include:

  • Main drivers spurring companies towards sustainable agriculture
  • What are leading companies doing in making agriculture more sustainable?
  • Is sustainability a valid business proposition for crop protection?
  • Can conventional crop protection be sustainable?


  • Mark Douglas (President and CEO, FMC)
  • Wendy Srnic (Global Leader—Integrated Field Science, R&D, Corteva Agriscience)
  • Klaus Kunz (Head of Sustainability and Business Stewardship, Bayer Crop Science)


Digital agriculture: from concept to reality

Presentations include:

  • What are the principal drivers for adoption, from regulatory pressure to sustainability and industry consolidation?
  • How quickly does the benefit translate into a return on investment, and what does a realistic business model look like?
  • What are the knock on effects for the rest of industry, including agrochemical manufacturers?
  • A case study on a digital ecosystem involving farmers and suppliers developed by the Russian Agricultural Bank



  • Andree Georg Girg (Global Head Commercial Operations Digital Farming, BASF)
  • Peter Steiner (Manager, Agronomic Risk Mitigation, Syngenta)
  • Daria Ovsyannikova (Executive Director, Russian Agricultural Bank)


Presentation of Awards

An analysis by IHS Markit and industry experts as well as some winners of the trends emerging from some of the shortlisted and winning applications.

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Judging Panel 2020

The judging panel of twelve judges consists of industry experts with a variety of experience to be able to select the best from among the applicants.

View 2020 Judges' Profiles


Alan Baylis
Chair SCI’s BioResources Group
Nuvistix Innovation

Jim Bullock
iFormulate Ltd

Matthew Cossey
CropLife Australia

Dr. SiangHee Tan
Executive director
CropLife Asia

Asitava Sen
CropLife India

Shubao Sun
General Secretary
China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA)

Jackie Bird
Former editor

Rob Westervelt
Chemical Week

Jonathan Shoham
Consulting analyst
Phillips McDougall

Lawrence Middler
Senior analyst
Phillips McDougall

Phil Smith
Publishing director
Agribusiness Intelligence

Sanjiv Rana
Editor in Chief
Agrow and Chair of the Judging Panel



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