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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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

Congratulations to the winners of the latest Syngenta Photography Award! See their beautiful, inspirational and thought-provoking approaches to the Grow-Conserve theme in the new online exhibit: https://lnkd.in/dpjRRqK See how:

01:52 PM – 13 MAR 2017

12 Months of #Agfacts: #DYK 90% of all rice is grown and consumed in Asia? See how:

02:10 PM – 10 MAR 2017

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’d like to take a moment to honor the contributions women make to feeding the world every day, as well as the challenges they face and what we can do to help: https://lnkd.in/gWsMUY8 See how:

04:46 PM – 08 MAR 2017

We’re very excited to open our new Digital Innovation lab at Research Park at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Looking forward to great collaboration leading to new grower solutions! https://lnkd.in/gbA-WDQ See how:

02:10 PM – 06 MAR 2017

We're so proud of the great work being done by our colleagues in India. Join us in congratulating K C Ravi , Vice President - Commercial Acceptance & Public Policy, and the whole Syngenta India team on their Global CSR Leadership Awards at the recent World CSR Congress.https://lnkd.in/gyeRsvq See how:

03:29 PM – 03 MAR 2017

We know you’ve seen a few #mannequinchallenge videos already, but we bet this is the first one that takes you from the lab to a cornfield. Our colleagues in Brazil show how it’s done! https://lnkd.in/gaz9stU See how:

08:55 AM – 02 MAR 2017

Over a quarter million people visit the ‘Show Rural’ trade fair each year in Brazil to check out the latest farming technologies. We were there with the largest booth on site! Watch our video to see for yourself: https://lnkd.in/ecamvsK See how:

01:27 PM – 20 FEB 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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The Good Growth Plan
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