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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.

IRRI breeds for the best in rice
George Kotch is Head of Plant Breeding at IRRI. We recently asked him about changes there, the benefits of PPPs, and his new life in the Philippines. George also talked about the special importance of rice, and gave some advice to young professionals. Read the interview in English or Mandarin. And see how our Foundation works on rice, for example in West Africa.  
Generous food & ag prizes beckon
The Agropolis Fondation is offering a number of prizes. Its Louis Malassis International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food has three categories. Each winner receives €20,000. The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security recognizes smart science. $50,000 go to the winning project. The awards are open to a wide range of participants. Deadline is January 25th. Here's what you need to know.  
So... what's our impact?
We work worldwide, in numerous ambitious, well-organized partnerships. But what difference do we make? In Bangladesh, a major focus is on Farmers’ Hubs. In 2016, we surveyed their impact. We did the same for Qorichacra market linkages in Latin America: Here's the summary. We also took a detailed look at a younger initiative, our radio extension in Kenya. We're delighted with how it's going.   
Best wishes for 2017!
The Syngenta Foundation wishes its partners, friends and website visitors a very happy and healthy 2017. Thank you, inter alia, for your many mails to this website in 2016. Behind the scenes, we've been completely rebuilding it on a different platform. You'll see the results soon.