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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The Good Growth Plan consists of six commitments to meet our growing food security challenges sustainably. Take a look back at how far we’ve come as we look forward to building on success. https://lnkd.in/dKw-3Ag See how:

09:50 AM – 11 JAN 2017

Wishing everyone a great start in the New Year! “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” Og Mandino See how:

01:42 PM – 02 JAN 2017

Every 2 minutes a child dies of malaria. The Swiss Malaria Group is fighting to change that. Help support their efforts to raise awareness of what can be done with the #EndMalaria Photo & Video Contest. Learn more at: https://lnkd.in/dJd_ZWS See how:

08:25 AM – 19 DEC 2016

Each year, our Science and Technology Prize honors the talented scientists whose innovation is at the heart of our culture. This year, we recognized two colleagues for their work on Asian soybean rust resistance and novel chemical processes to tackle manufacturing challenges. Visit our Careers page to learn more about our work and whether Syngenta is right for you: https://lnkd.in/d78kTVS See how:

02:16 PM – 12 DEC 2016

Have you ever considered a career in agriculture? Here are 8 great reasons to pursue a career in our industry:https://lnkd.in/d5Ybzjz See how:

01:17 PM – 08 DEC 2016

Today is World Soil Day. We work hard today and every day to protect and strengthen the health of this precious resource. Click for our animated infographic on the importance of healthy soil, the challenges we face and how we can protect it: https://lnkd.in/dihuBkP See how:

02:55 PM – 05 DEC 2016

As members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), we were proud to take an active role in the Low-Emissions Solutions Conference (LESC) at COP22 in Marrakesh. Meeting food security needs requires smart, sustainable intensification of agriculture. The agriculture sector should be a leader in achieving the COP22 targets. We invite all stakeholders to join us in finding innovative solutions and call for a global framework for climate-smart agriculture. Learn more: https://lnkd.in/drSaY3y “ See how:

09:24 AM – 01 DEC 2016

What do sustainable insect oil, solar-powered refrigerators and dehydrated fruit powder all have in common? They’re all student ideas that have gone on to startup success as part of the food security competition Thought For Food Challenge. https://lnkd.in/ewPJR2x See how:

01:52 PM – 24 NOV 2016

Soil is vital to food security, but it's under constant threat from erosion, runoff, desertification and more. Protecting our arable land is critical for feeding our growing population. Minimum tillage can help. See how we're helping farmers get the most out of their soil in Russia: https://lnkd.in/dhf3_j3 See how:

02:19 PM – 21 NOV 2016

Today is the Agriculture and Food Security Action Day at the UN Climate Change Conference 2016 (COP22) in Marrakesh. Please join the call for a common framework for climate-smart agriculture in accordance with the Paris Agreement.We strive every day to create a food-secure future through sustainable intensification of agriculture, aiming to feed a growing population while limiting our carbon footprint. Landscape connectivity may be one important part of the solution. Learn more: https://lnkd.in/dHtqUht See how:

10:44 AM – 16 NOV 2016

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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