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Improving the livelihood of smallholder farmers

Field stories

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.
SFSA inspires student publications
Numerous students worldwide write about our work. Our team advises and inspires many of them. Some recent studies look at West African food consumption, Kenyan potato storage, the use of radio in ag extension, Malian value chains for smallholders and the implications of changes in Asia for African rice-growers. We also work with universities in many other ways. This website shows you how.  
SFIAR offers ag development prizes
Do you work in agricultural research for development, at a Swiss institution? Then you could win an award from the Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR). There are prizes for the best projects by a research team and for a Master thesis. Applications close on July 15th. Our Foundation is a member of SFIAR.  
Helping beat a new maize killer
Africa's corn is under huge threat from Maize Lethal Necrosis. Tackling MLN quickly is vital. Our Foundation is helping in several ways. For example, we contributed to the new CIMMYT info on diagnosis and MLN-free seed production. Read the latest MLN report in Science Africa.
Weather insurance spreads to India
Our Foundation pioneered smallholder weather insurance in East Africa. Now, as this media report shows, we're also helping in India. This June, the first smallholders there registered for a Replanting Guarantee in our pilot insurance project. Syngenta Foundation India has also recently issued its 2014 Report.