As we work with farmers in Mexico to increase productivity in a sustainable way, we ensure they are also trained in safe use of crop protection products.
We have joined with government and partners from industry in the MasAgro program – The Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture, overseen by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center or CIMMYT. The aim is to target smallholders who lack access to agricultural technologies and markets to help them raise productivity of corn and wheat, increasing incomes.
To ensure as many people as possible are trained, Syngenta experts educate CIMMYT technicians who then train farmers. In 2015, the program reached 2,600 smallholders.