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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.

AgPartnerXChange
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.
Features
SFSA books its place in extension
Farmer education, "extension", is a major topic for us. We work both on the practice and theory. Our Head of Research & Policy Analysis has already written on India, for example. Now Yuan Zhou has a book coming out. In "Knowledge Driven Development: Private Extension & Global Lessons", she and her co-author examine companies' role in knowledge-sharing. The book is available for advance order. Meanwhile, here's an Asian roundtable on extension, and a look at the role of radio and language.
 
 
Foundation helps battle maize devastator
Maize has been called "the backbone of Africa’s food security". The crop is now under huge threat from Maize Lethal Necrosis. Over 200 million people could face starvation if this disease is not addressed quickly, says one expert. Our Foundation is among the organizations tackling this challenge. Read the latest report in Science Africa.
Micro-insurance advisers are recruiting a CEO
The Kenyan company Acre Africa designs micro-insurance products and advises insurers on weather protection for smallholders. Acre Africa is a social enterprise created by our Foundation, and aims to break even rapidly. To lead its expansion, the company is recruiting a CEO, based in Nairobi. Interested? Here's more.
Read the latest on golden lettuces
Our "Qorichacra" project helps Latin American smallholders sell into sophisticated and lucrative markets. Together with a major partner, we recently started a newsletter in Spanish and Portuguese. We also now have a Spanish brochure plus a Portuguese version.