What we do

What we do

We provide products and solutions to help farmers achieve global food security for a growing population, sustainably. We work by looking at agriculture through the eyes of growers, and by applying world-class science to develop crop protection products and seeds.

Our innovations help farmers to overcome multiple challenges – from weeds, insects and disease, to the effects of heat and cold on crops. Whether they grow corn or rice, vegetables or coffee, farmers around the world trust Syngenta to help them produce healthy, premium crops and minimize the use of precious natural resources.

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Helping crops thrive

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Which cereals do we need most for food? Which crops are the best for producing vegetable oil? How can we grow more, higher-quality rice?


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#Syngentaproud of our Australia & New Zealand colleagues' ongoing support of Love Mercy's Cents for Seeds program. From their page:We are delighted to be the end of financial year fundraising partner for Love Mercy for the second consecutive year. Love Mercy's Cents for Seeds program is changing the lives of families in Uganda by empowering smallholders, particularly female farmers, and enabling them to provide for their families through agriculture. We will match each dollar donated to Love Mercy between 1 June 2017 and 30 June 2017, up to the value of $15,000. You can make a donation to Love Mercy and support their efforts to empower smallholders here: http://ow.ly/hpA730c78Qg See how:

06:08 AM – 23 JUN 2017

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03:13 PM – 19 JUN 2017

Each year, we lose 12 million hectares of land to drought and desertification. That`s enough land to grow 20 million tons of grain. Share this and other soil degradation facts in honor of World Day to Combat Desertification, which takes place each year on June 17:https://lnkd.in/dRbg2Gc See how:

11:36 AM – 17 JUN 2017

Our colleagues in Ukraine recently helped to set a record for the largest picture made from seeds, using 13 grains like wheat, rice and corn. It was created as part of the OhoRodyna initiative, which uses creative arts and entertainment to make agriculture more accessible to children and adults in the city. Check out their beautiful seed mosaic! See how:

11:20 AM – 13 JUN 2017

Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the TFF Challenge! Ten student teams recently pitched their game-changing food security ideas at the TFF Summit to compete for $30K of startup funds. Get a recap of the event and the ideas that are inspiring the next generation of food security heroes! See how:

03:10 PM – 10 JUN 2017

About 75% of the 1 billion tons of global vegetable production takes place in Asia. This month, we’re sharing ag facts about vegetables! See how:

07:02 AM – 08 JUN 2017

Creating landscapes with healthy, functioning ecosystems is key to making progress towards the environmental targets embedded in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It’s also critical to addressing multiple social and economic targets that depend on the benefits that ecosystems provide. Learn how businesses like ours can make a difference. See how:

10:10 AM – 05 JUN 2017

Our Syngenta headquarters recently opened a designated mother’s room for nursing mothers. The room provides practical necessities and a relaxing environment created with comfortable seating, soft lighting and colors. It reflects Syngenta’s inclusive culture and understanding of the need to support and respect working mothers and their valued contribution to the workplace. See how:

12:43 PM – 01 JUN 2017

Healthy soil leads to healthy crops. Full of minerals and rich in organic matter, it nourishes root systems that help crops thrive. Composting is an easy, natural way to enrich the soil for future harvests. On 'Learn About Composting Day', we invite you to learn about the importance of healthy soil and what it means for food security. See how:

01:49 PM – 29 MAY 2017

The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture improves the lives and livelihoods of growers throughout the developing world as an incubator for scalable solutions to the specific challenges they face. The Foundation now welcomes new director Simon Winter, who looks forward to building on the many successes of outgoing director Marco Ferroni. Join us in thanking Mr. Ferroni for his terrific leadership and welcoming Mr. Winter for the next chapter in the Foundation’s history. https://lnkd.in/dHabMXG See how:

10:05 AM – 25 MAY 2017

The Good Growth Plan

We‘re working around the globe to address the biggest challenge facing humanity: feeding a growing population. We‘ve created a plan to improve the sustainability of agriculture and our business through six commitments to be achieved by 2020.

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