Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) (MBI), based in Davis, California, is a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for agriculture, turf, ornamental and water treatment markets.
ÉLÉPHANT VERT, a Swiss group that strives for healthy and sustainable agriculture, with the support of the Antenna Foundation, has 300 employees in five countries in Africa and Europe and develops and markets organic amendments, biofertilizers, biostimulants and 100% natural biopesticides made in four production units.
Together, these two pioneering players of the biological crop protection market have the products and knowledge to bring sustainable solutions for improving both yield and quality to farmers in North Africa.
ÉLÉPHANT VERT will develop and market two of MBI’s products in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria:
– The biofungicide REYSANA™ is currently labeled for use by growers of tomatoes, peppers, grapes and cucurbits. Reysana contains the same ingredients as MBI’s Regaliaâ Maxx Biofungicide, which is already marketed and sold in more than 10 countries worldwide.
– The bionematicide MAJESTENEâ, which protects crops from yield-robbing nematodes. The product is inside the registration process.