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

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.
Limelight shines on seed rescue heroes
Dr. Mahmoud Solh led the rescue of a major genebank from civil war. He and his ICARDA team were based in Aleppo, Syria. They recently received a prestigious German award for this heroic task. Amid international media attention, Mahmoud kindly gave us this interview. The text now includes links to videos by the awarding foundation. 
Partner's publication presents PPP power
As you'll see on our demand-led breeding page, Australia's ACIAR is one of our partners in the Alliance for Agricultural R&D for Food Security. ACIAR's flagship publication is Partners in Research for DevelopmentIssue 1/2015 focuses on the private sector as an engine of growth, and the great value of public-private partnerships.  
Website updates continue to grow
This website keeps evolving. Recent new pages focus on sustainable intensification , the IWYP (wheat yield) and workshops on demand-led breeding . We're ramping up Seeds2B and overhauling our India pages. An article on "AAA Maize" has joined the media section. Our 2015 interviews look at West AfricaCIAT and "R,D & D". Watch out for further changes, and suggest additions you'd like.
Project partner picks up prestigious prize
We are delighted to report that the NGO Shamayita Math has won a prestigious award. The Indian organization is a long-standing project partner of our Foundation. India's Minister of Agriculture personally presented the trophy. You'll find further information on our "Bankura" page.