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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.

Dishing up new choice improvements
With Seeds2B*, our Foundation helps smallholders improve their yields. In Indonesia, a potato partnership is shaping up even better than expected. And in Kenya, potatoes are proving an attractive new option for pastoralists. But we also want improved varieties of other crops to match farmers' needs. So we're busy encouraging demand-led breeding. Like to know more? Then please get in touch.   
Seeds2B adds further info
*Seeds2B Africa has recently published its first catalogue. The document connects buyers and sellers in Senegal and Mali, in English and French. Here's the background. So far only in French is our rice seed producers' training manual. An English version is on its way. And our Seeds2B page now also includes a special section on the crucial topic of policy development
Join us at the Borlaug Dialogue
Together with CIAT, we're running an event at the Borlaug Dialogue. The topic is access to seeds - for example for beans in East Africa. If you're coming to the World Food Prize, you're very welcome to join us. In the world of tweets, the hashtag is #FoodPrize15. Here's more info.
SFSA work stays in the public eye
Numerous publications related to our work continue to appear. Recent examples include a Kenyan paper on improving smallholders’ fertilizer access, and an article on health aspects of Ethiopia's national cereal, tef.  The new book on agricultural extension co-authored by SFSA employee Yuan Zhou has also got a review.