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03 Jan 2023

Key appointment for Gaϊago UK & Ireland

Key appointment for Gaϊago UK & Ireland

Gaïago, a company specialising in innovative soil revitalisation solutions, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Shaw as Country Manager for the UK and Ireland.

Mark, brings a wealth of experience from across the agricultural sector having performed roles in agricultural finance, farm management, agronomy and distribution. In recent years he was Marketing and Strategy manager NW Europe for Bayer Crop Sciences’s Dekalb seed business, and most recently worked as Area Manager southern England for Corteva Agriscience.

His knowledge of the market and the field will enable Gaïago to work closely with UK agricultural distributors to meet the challenges of soil revitalisation and provide effective solutions to farmers. Over the coming months.

Michel Funfschilling, Managing Director of Gaïago, said "We are very pleased that Mark Shaw joins our team to develop Gaϊago’s solutions for farmers through UK distributors. We are implementing our growth strategy to accelerate the revitalisation of agricultural soils in Europe and we have the ambition to be at the centre of the agro-ecological transition."

Meet us at LAMMA

January 2023 will see the official launch of Gaïago into the UK market with attendance at the premier agricultural event, LAMMA. Mark Shaw and the team look forward to meeting growers, and key stakeholders across the industry at the NEC, Birmingham on the 10th & 11th of January. 

Commenting on Gaïago’s presence at LAMMA, Mark says, “we’re here to help growers revitalise their biggest asset on farm – the soil! Through our innovations we can help growers to become more sustainable, help protect yields and reduce reliance on more traditional plant protection products. In addition, we’re offering farmers a unique carbon programme that’s simple and easy to implement".

“We also have some great opportunities and giveaways at LAMMA and can’t wait to speak to likeminded people” continued Mark.

If you are interested in finding out more or even using the products, Gaïago is looking at expanding its local network of trial and demonstration sites and invites interested farmers and growers to get in touch with Mark at

In November 2022 Gaϊago was awarded the Connect Award for “Innovation in AgTech” the awards were held at the British Museum featuring 120 companies celebrating and acknowledging pioneering technology in sustainability. 

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