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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 new Review
What did the Foundation achieve in 2012-13? How do we work, and what are our key topics? Find out in our new Review. And please tell us what you’d like next time – thank you for completing our short survey.
Annual Report 2012-2013
Seen AgPartnerXChange yet?
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 and GATD set up AgPartnerXChange. This innovative platform aims to improve capacity for PPPs that engage smallholders, worldwide. Come and see for yourself.
Enjoy a Foundation film
Our Foundation, its staff and initiatives are often the subject of films. The most recent example is a pictorial presentation of our Farmforce software solution (scroll down). Our Director was on camera at the GRF/One Health conference. Kilimo Salama insurance has starred in several films - here's the latest. This website's Videos page contains a range of other footage, including a general introduction to our work.   
Tef and VietGAP write Foundation headlines
Our Foundation frequently appears in media around the world. Recent examples include an article in Switzerland's Le Temps (in French) about our Ethiopian tef project. Agricultural journalists reported from a vegetable quality workshop we co-hosted in Vietnam - here's a summary English translation.  
Your opportunity in smallholder insurance
Excited by what Kilimo Salama has achieved? Interested in helping insure more smallholders? Find out about a post as New Country Development Manager.
Bangladesh moves ahead
Syngenta Foundation Bangladesh (SFB) and PRAN have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This enables PRAN to intensify its cooperation with smallholders, who can thus earn better incomes. Here is the media release. SFB also recently issued its summary Progress Report .
Bioscience eastern and central Africa (Beca)
Syngenta Foundation supports the BecA Hub, a bioscience platform based in Kenya having state of the art laboratory and research facilities. Its mission is to host African research projectsto achieve food security for resource poor farmers in Africa by improving African orphan crops and livestock with the help of innovative modern bioscience technologies.
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Smallholder Project in Mali
PRECAD project was developed to support farmers become more professional and generate higher yields and income. Read more
Understanding smallholders
Smallholders dominate the agricultural landscape in the developing world. Many of them remain poor and susceptible to hunger. Worldwide, there are about 450 million smallholder farms of two hectares or less, supporting over 2 billion people.  Read more
Food security
Three key components of food security are food availability, food access and food utilization.