As an innovation-driven company, we invest in reinforcing R&D capabilities coupled with focusing on off-patent molecules. We drive innovation ‘from field to lab’ and involve farmers and distribution partners.
We enjoy 1,000+ strong network with scientific community, research organisations, R&D companies and governments enabling us to constantly enhance our knowledge bandwidth. We are focusing on our core competencies, reduction of time to market and achievement of best-in-class R&D capital allocation.
Global network of field stations, chemistry and formulation R&D labs
Existing field testing facilities
Planned additions to the field testing network
Synthesis and/or formulations
R&D platform creating a strong pipeline
We are creating one of the leading R&D pipelines in the industry, leveraging our research capabilities, along with our strong complementary formulation development expertise.
Potential for UPL Proprietary AIs
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For a bigger cause
Saudi Arabia’s government banned the export of PepsiCo potato chips into the Gulf region as they equate exporting of chips to exporting water. PepsiCo challenged itself to improve water efficiency of its direct agricultural supply chain by 15%. In high-water-riskareas, this volume is equivalent to the entire water use of all PepsiCo’s direct operations.
This was the perfect opportunity to see how UPL technology might change the
face of agriculture in areas where saving water is critical and growing conditions are challenging. Zeba is our patented starch-based smart climate technology, a ground-breaking innovation that absorbs water and releases it back to plants when they need it, creating healthier plants, more uniform crops and higher yields. PepsiCo worked in close collaboration with UPL to trial Zeba in multiple locations, and the early results, we’re pleased to say, were excellent.
With Zeba’s smart climate technology, PepsiCo has been able to demonstrate its water conservation initiatives to the region’s government, and its potato farming operations in the Middle East have seen game-changing results, including:
Water saving per tonnes of potatoes grown, improved product yield and quality