Engaging in a wide range of businesses broadly covering the food and chemicals areas

Business fields

Agrochemicals (including biopesticide), seeds and fertilizers, fertilizer resources (phosphate rock) and raw materials (sulfur, sulfuric acid)
Animal Solution
Amino acid, additives for feeds such as organic minerals, enzymes and animal health products
Food Science
Food ingredients, functional food materials, pharmaceutical and flavor/fragrance raw materials
Preventative healthcare business (Traditional Chinese medicine and high-quality supplements)

Feed additives business (02:20)

Major methionine producer Novus. Its flagship product ALIMET helps promote efficient livestock growth

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Major activities

Leveraging agriculture, animal solution, food science, and wellness to meet the changing needs of the times, and working to build new businesses utilizing existing assets and business partners

The rise in global population is impacting the structure of food demand. At the Nutrition & Agriculture Business Unit, we are addressing the increasing demand for animal protein resources by expanding the manufacture and development of amino acids and animal health products, while contributing to the stable supply and productivity of food through the manufacture and sales of agricultural inputs (fertilizers, agrochemicals, seeds) and global trading of fertilizer resources and sulfur/sulfuric acid. In addition, we are proceeding with wide-ranging business activities and efforts to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conservating natural capital and reducing the environmental burden associated with the food and agriculture industries and improving their sustainability.

With the expansion of the middle-income population globally, we expect to see a subsequent expansion in market size and demand for delicious and healthy food. Furthermore, as people become increasingly aware of lengthening lifespans, we also expect an expansion of preventative healthcare products and services. By leveraging the hybrid function of our science and food businesses, we will continue to provide products that meet the diversifying needs of consumers.

Key projects

  • Manufacture and sales of feed additive amino acid, methionine and raw materials and products for feeds in each specialty area at Novus International (U.S.A)
  • Phosphate rock and fertilizer business at Compania Minera Miski Mayo S.R.L (Peru)
  • Sales of fertilizers, agrochemicals, seeds, irrigation tools and other agricultural supplies at Nueva Agroindustrias del Norte (Mexico)
  • Manufacture and sales of agrochemicals at Mitsui AgriScience International S.A./N.V. (Europe)
  • Manufacture and sales of biopesticides at Certis Biologicals (U.S.A)
  • Development and sales of vegetable seeds (Europe)
  • Manufacture and sales of high-intensity sweetener and preservatives at Nutrinova (Netherlands)
  • Manufacture and sales of food, pharmaceutical and chemical product materials at B Food Science (Japan)
  • Development, manufacture and sales of animal health products at Bussan Animal Health (Japan)


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