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?


Our brands worldwide



How well do you know the 5 Golden Rules of safe use of crop protection? We train smallholders in Bangladesh on safe use as part of our farm visits: https://lnkd.in/dCgXq4a See how:

01:07 PM – 17 AUG 2017

#Agfact: 1 kg of roasted #coffee requires 4,000 – 5,000 coffee beans ☕. This month, we're sharing facts on coffee as part of our 12 Months of #Agfacts campaign, which highlights crops important to our business. Share and like if you're a fan of coffee! See how:

10:59 AM – 15 AUG 2017

Ever wonder what the story is behind your cup of#coffee? Our fun stop-motion video explains! ☕                 https://lnkd.in/gF_CMSr See how:

11:15 AM – 11 AUG 2017

How can we accelerate progress in Africa on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal to end hunger? Join #Together4SDG2 tweetchat on August 28th at 15:00 CET. We’ll be discussing how public/private partnerships can empower smallholders to increase their yields. See how:

08:12 AM – 08 AUG 2017

Our annual Summer Party at our Basel headquarters is a great way for colleagues and their families to celebrate summer together. Enjoy a short video of this year’s fun-filled event!https://lnkd.in/dBTnktj See how:

03:49 PM – 03 AUG 2017

#Agfact: China produces 55% of the world’s apples, 77% of the world’s pears and 44% of the world’s table grapes See how:

12:35 PM – 31 JUL 2017

Meet just a few of the growers who are helping us increase the sustainability of #agriculture through our #GoodGrowthPlan. See what we’ve achieved by working together: https://lnkd.in/dEuMPEg See how:

01:20 PM – 28 JUL 2017

#Agfact: Without fungicides, yields of most fruits and vegetables would fallby 50–90%, which is why our work makes a difference: https://lnkd.in/dsfkNb3 See how:

04:38 PM – 27 JUL 2017

Our colleagues around the world are celebrating our 150 years in vegetable seeds! Our legacy company, Sluis & Groot, was founded in 1867 in the Netherlands as exporters of cabbage seeds. Today, we’re one of the world’s leading companies in vegetable seeds. Learn more about our vegetable business and our other key crops: https://lnkd.in/d5fCKjZ See how:

01:04 PM – 26 JUL 2017

How much do you know about bananas? 12 months of #agfacts https://lnkd.in/dKR76mz See how:

11:24 AM – 24 JUL 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.

Our Good Growth Plan progress

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