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Improving the livelihood of smallholder farmers

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Syngenta Foundation programmes impact people on the ground, in all areas from high-tech seeds to markets.

Read our Review
What did the Foundation achieve in 2012-13? How do we work, and what are our key topics? Find out in our Review. And please tell us what you’d like next time: here’s our short survey.
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are vital for the development of agriculture. But we all still have a lot to learn about them. That's why the Syngenta Foundation helped set up AgPartnerXChange. This innovative platform aims to improve capacity for PPPs that engage smallholders, worldwide. Come and see for yourself.
Families who harvest success
2014 is the Year of Family Farming (IYFF). Smallholder households are at the heart of our work. Here is a new Kenyan portrait in our special IYFF series, and an Ethiopian example from a partner organization. Earlier ones looked at India, and at female and male farmers in Bangladesh. Here's why we believe the IYFF is important; tell us what you think.
New Alliance marks WFD with boost to African farming
On World Food Day, October 16, the Alliance for Agricultural R&D for Food Security announced its first project. This aims to ensure that new crop varieties better meet the needs of African smallholders. The new initiative brings together our Foundation and Australian partners. Here's the joint media release.  
Helping more smallholders adopt technology
This year's Borlaug Dialogue looks at feeding 9 billion people by 2050. The World Food Prize and CGIAR asked experts about particular aspects of this challenge. Our Director focused on progressing crop research to impact at scale.
Building up beans in Burundi - and beyond
Our Foundation is helping CIAT strengthen bean seed systems in Burundi, Rwanda and Kenya. Here's CIAT's blogpost about some of the activities.