A Chinese-owned Israeli chemical pesticide manufacturer that supports agriculture in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights. Its products have also been used by the Israeli military to maintain the blockade on the Gaza Strip.
ADAMA Agricultural Solutions (formerly Makhteshim Agan Industries) is an Israeli chemical manufacturer that specializes in pesticides. It is owned by ChemChina, the state-owned China National Chemical Corporation and traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
The company employs regional specialists and distributors in multiple illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Golan Heights, and its products have been used by agricultural research and development centers in illegal Israeli settlements, according to Who Profits.
In addition, a contractor of the Israeli military has used Adama's herbicide Diuron (Diurex) has been used in aerial spraying to destroy vegetation along Israel's border wall with Gaza. While the Israeli Ministry of Defense claims the spraying is done on the Israeli side of the border and refuses to disclose the exact locations, many Palestinian farmers had their vegetable fields and crops destroyed. The Red Cross confirmed that the herbicides “completely destroyed” crops and contaminated water sources located within 3,000 feet from the border. The herbicides were also found to have damaged crops up to 1.3 miles inside the Gaza Strip. The entire width of the Gaza Strip ranges between 3.5 and 7.5 miles. During the 2017-2018 winter spraying season, the herbicides affected 544 acres of agricultural lands and 2,570 acres of pasture.