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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More than a third of the world’s agricultural crops depend on pollination by bees and insects. On this International Day for Biological Diversity, take a moment to learn how farmers can become more productive while supporting biodiversity around their fields. See how:

02:30 PM – 22 MAY 2017

Plant breeding has helped us get the most out of plants for millennia. On this Fascination of Plants Day, ESA European Seed Association celebrates how far we’ve come and where we’re going in the evolution of plant breeding: https://lnkd.in/eu4-_np #PlantDay See how:

10:56 AM – 18 MAY 2017

What’s new at our R&D facility in Stein? That was the question last week as researchers showed off their latest innovations in seedcare, data management, plant monitoring systems and much more. It was a terrific opportunity for scientists from a variety of disciplines to see all the ways we’re advancing agricultural technology, together. See how:

11:31 AM – 16 MAY 2017

Do you have a great idea for a sustainable social venture?Whether you're running an enterprise or just have an innovative idea – the DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia welcomes your submission. The Syngenta Agriculture Social Enterprise Award will be given to the best agriculture social enterprise with impact in Asia. Don't wait...the deadline for submissions is May 14!Learn more and apply at: https://lnkd.in/ebwnRUf See how:

01:48 PM – 12 MAY 2017

“If we take good care of our soil, it’s not only good from an environmental aspect, but it can improve our productivity too.” Peter explains the difference The Good Growth plan is making on his farm:https://lnkd.in/e2cbg33 See how:

07:10 AM – 10 MAY 2017

Our colleagues in Iowa are tending to one of the world’s most interesting plants: the Corpse Plant. It can take nearly a decade between blooms (that last only a day or two) and smell like rotting fish, sweaty socks and strong cheese. In other words, it STINKS! See how:

11:07 AM – 05 MAY 2017

Some of our Basel colleagues took time out to meditate in one of our headquarters’ green spaces in celebration of Garden Mediation Day. There’s nothing like a respite in nature to relax, recharge, refresh and become your most productive self! See how:

12:54 PM – 03 MAY 2017

Collaboration is the guiding principle behind the new design of our offices in Research Triangle Park (RTP) North Carolina. The Syngenta RTP Innovation Center houses 31,000m2 of state-of-the-art offices, labs, and greenhouses that are designed to help teams collaborate more easily with one another. Read more about our office transformation: https://lnkd.in/edXzWfn See how:

11:10 AM – 01 MAY 2017

For World Malaria Day, we’re taking a look at the progress that’s been made and the hard work that remains in the fight against one of the world’s deadliest preventable diseases. See how our culture of innovation is helping to dramatically reduce the rate of malaria infection across Africa. https://lnkd.in/dUGmq9J See how:

02:28 PM – 25 APR 2017

The Good Growth Plan is making great strides across all 6 commitments. Meet some of the people behind those successes, and see how we’re improving agriculture together. https://lnkd.in/dNPS4Vs See how:

09:43 AM – 18 APR 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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