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

8 important crops

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 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 Farmforce™ mobile platform helps small farmers better manage their holdings and broaden their markets. Initiated by the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, it now moves from project to product with the help of Eisblink Holding.“Our Foundation incubates scalable solutions for smallholder farming”, says Executive Director Marco Ferroni. “Since we are a non-profit organization, broad dissemination of our technology requires private sector involvement.” Learn more about Farmforce™ at: http://www.farmforce.com/ See how:

09:35 AM – 13 APR 2017

"Biodiversity, everything that surrounds our area, it’s our responsibility." Luciane Copetti explains how The Good Growth Plan and the Soja+Verde Project help farmers in Brazil preserve biodiversity. https://lnkd.in/d_F63Sv See how:

10:40 AM – 10 APR 2017

It’s estimated that there will be more than 20.8 billion Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices by 2020. As the quantity of data collected by these devices in the agricultural sector increases, so does the potential for this data to help feed and nourish the planet while maintaining vibrant rural communities. Elisabeth Fischer, Head of Good Growth Plan Customer Marketing, explains: https://lnkd.in/duJQkDC See how:

07:50 AM – 04 APR 2017

Landscape connectivity supports biodiversity, promotes soil health, protects waterways, and much more. Learn how in the newly-published white paper in partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development: https://lnkd.in/d5ctesQ See how:

10:31 AM – 31 MAR 2017

"Time for Solutions" is this year’s theme of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture, taking place today in Brussels. The forum celebrates its 10th edition by renewing its commitment to catalyze and pursue ideas that drive sustainability in the food value chain, from the farm to the dinner table. Follow the conversation online using #FFA2017 and at https://lnkd.in/dYHfyC6 See how:

08:57 AM – 28 MAR 2017

Together with growers, governments and NGO’s we are making constant progress towards our six Good Growth Plan commitments. See what’s been achieved so far to make agriculture more sustainable: https://lnkd.in/dfQEZqv See how:

08:26 AM – 27 MAR 2017

Water is essential for life, but it’s a finite resource. In Colombia, we’ve worked with local communities to plant more than a million trees near sensitive watersheds. The trees help protect the water and soil that is crucial to local communities. Our video showcases the natural beauty of water and its importance. https://lnkd.in/d6EeK-W#WorldWaterDay See how:

01:22 PM – 22 MAR 2017

Growth in the agriculture sector is up to four times more effective in raising incomes among poor people than growth in other sectors, says The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Read more http://bit.ly/2js3WfI See how:

02:45 PM – 20 MAR 2017

CEO Erik Fyrwald: "2016 was another good year for innovation at Syngenta, demonstrating the power of our R&D engine."Explore our Annual Report 2016: https://lnkd.in/d9-4J2j See how:

02:22 PM – 15 MAR 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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