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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.
Adding the second D to R&D
Our Seeds2B program helps smallholders access better seeds. Camille Renou coordinates this work in West Africa. We interviewed him about needs and challenges, and the ideas behind our many partnerships. We also talked about unwanted aubergines and things that annoy him. Here's what he says.   
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. The sponsors are a major farm equipment company. You'll find further information on our "Bankura" page.  
From pre-breeding to exports: SFSA presents it all
The Foundation continues to engage with conference audiences around the world. You'll find a selection of 2014 slides on our Presentations page. This year's talks have included Viv Anthony's at a CIRAD workshop on PPPs for pre-breeding. Baskar Reddy, Director of our program in India, addressed a USDA meeting in deep-frozen Washington.  
Check our recent updates
This website has grown. We've recently added pages about sustainable intensification , workshops on demand-led breeding and the IWYP (see below). We're steadily increasing the info on Seeds2B and overhauling our India pages. In early January we also ran an interview about West Africa. Watch out for further changes, and suggest additions you'd like.