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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.

“Soybeans? Smallholders could meet much more of the demand”
Soybean demand in Africa is high, but imports dominate. To compete, local smallholders need better seeds. James Wathiru is helping them gain access. We asked our Kenyan team member about the crop’s special features, and how improved soybean gets to growers. Here is the interview in English and Swahili.
Whatever the weather (and wherever)...
Wondering how our former weather insurance activities in East Africa are going? Visit Acre Africa, the company we co-founded to take them forward. Rahab Wambui Karanja has recently become Managing Director. Read an article about Acre Africa by an MD at one of the investors. If you'd like to hear about smallholder insurance in Asia, here's our Review.  
New film turns the spotlight on Hubs
Bringing smallholders together can significantly increase their yields and income. In Bangladesh, our "Farmers' Hubs" provide numerous services that help link them to lucrative markets. A new film explains the idea. And on our Videos page, you'll also find a recent film about tef.
Alice branches out with Grevillea
Worldwide, we help smallholders to open up new income opportunities. In Kenya, our partners include One Acre Fund. Together, we're enabling farmers to earn money from Grevillea trees. See what smallholder Alice Nasambu has to say.