Syngenta raises sales targets for strategic crops

ZURICH, Sept 24 Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:11am EDT

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ZURICH, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Syngenta AG, the world's largest agrochemicals company, has set itself a new target, with sales for its eight key strategic crops seen reaching $25 billion by the end of the decade, compared with a previous target of over $22 billion.

Syngenta makes products to kill weeds and bugs as well as genetically modified seeds.

The company cited the rapid integration of its commercial teams and broad-based innovation as reasons for the upgrade of its prior target, announced in February 2011.

(Reporting by Andrew Thompson)

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