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Improving the livelihood of smallholder farmers

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Syngenta Foundation programmes impact people on the ground, in all areas from high-tech seeds to markets.

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are vital for the development of agriculture. But we all still have a lot to learn about them. That's why the Syngenta Foundation helped set up AgPartnerXChange. This innovative platform aims to improve capacity for PPPs that engage smallholders, worldwide. Come and see for yourself.
New website, new country: insurance
Our Foundation pioneered smallholder weather insurance in East Africa. Now Acre Africa, the company we founded to take this forward, has a new website. And as this media report shows, we're also helping in India. The first smallholders there have registered for a pilot Replanting Guarantee. Here's some background from India's Financial Express. Let us know what you think about the topic. 
SFIAR offers ag development prizes
Do you work in agricultural research for development, at a Swiss institution? Then you could win an award from the Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR). There are prizes for the best projects by a research team and for a Master thesis. Applications close on July 15th. Our Foundation is a member of SFIAR.  
Foundation writes on extension and rice
Yuan Zhou, our Head of Research & Policy Analysis, is co-editor of the new book "Knowledge Driven Development; Private Extension and Global Lessons". Yuan, Suresh Babu of IFPRI and contributors illustrate companies' work in agricultural extension. Also recently published is a training manual (in French) for rice seed production, co-authored by Camille Renou.  
Helping beat a new maize killer
Africa's corn is under huge threat from Maize Lethal Necrosis. Tackling MLN quickly is vital. Our Foundation is helping in several ways. For example, we contributed to the new CIMMYT info on diagnosis and MLN-free seed production. Read the latest MLN report in Science Africa.