Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do
Syngenta for Smallholders
At Syngenta, we enable our APAC smallholder farmers by providing easy access to innovative agricultural solutions through collaborative partnerships to address their most challenging issues.
Creating an environment for farmers to succeed
Educating on safe and responsible use
We train farmers on the right use of products, including the adoption of personal protective equipment (PPEs), and encouraging farmers to protect themselves as well as the environment they live in. From collaborating with influencers in Australia and the Philippines, to making sure that APAC farmers get the message on safe practices on the farm. We are hard at work in making safety a reality.
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Producing quality food sustainably
Using drones, farmers can farm more efficiently by reaching crops with less physical labor. In Thailand, we work with sugarcane farmers and train them on the use of drones. Farmers are seeing better yields and quality crops from their use of drones, resulting in improved profits.
Protecting the environment – climate change, biodiversity, and soil health
Some 10 to 20 per cent of Asia Pacific’s greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture. For us, the answer to carbon reduction lies in smarter farming practices. Our Women Rice Farmers for Climate Action project in Indonesia aims to introduce climate smart agronomy through women empowerment, and RISOCARE project in Japan enables farmers to adopt direct sowing of rice and achieve greenhouse gas reduction and water reduction, as well as labor saving. These programs improve resource efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, enhances soil health, and improve productivity for farmers.We are also helping farmers better understand how to improve soil quality and increase biodiversity to raise the yield, quality, and economic value of their crops.In the Philippines, we’re improving farmer livelihoods and yields through healthy soil.
Syngenta Foundation: helping smallholders improve their livelihoods
The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) works with smallholders in developing countries. It helps them raise their yields and tap into markets – for better income and food security.SFSA concentrates on Risk Management, Agriservices and Access to Seed in Africa and Asia. It also supports R&D and policy work for smallholders and engages in debate worldwide.A non-profit, its core funding comes from Syngenta. SFSA partners with organizations across the public and private sectors.