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Improving the livelihood of smallholder farmers

Field stories

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.
SFSA books its place in extension
Farmer education, "extension", is a major topic for us. We work both on the practice and theory. Our Head of Research & Policy Analysis has already written on India, for example. Now Yuan Zhou has a book coming out. In "Knowledge Driven Development: Private Extension & Global Lessons", she and her co-author examine companies' role in knowledge-sharing. The book is available for advance order. Meanwhile, here's an Asian roundtable on extension, and a look at the role of radio and language.
Partners' postings are full of beans
Our partners at One Acre Fund run a blog about beans - and kindly mention us as well. So does the newsletter from Illinois University's Soybean Innovation Lab. For more on our program featured there, visit Seeds2B.  
Join micro-insurance advisers as CEO
The Kenyan company Acre Africa designs micro-insurance products and advises insurers on weather protection for smallholders. Acre Africa is a social enterprise created by our Foundation. To lead its expansion, the company is recruiting a CEO, based in Nairobi. Interested? Here's more.
Foundation helps battle maize devastator
Africa's corn is under huge threat from Maize Lethal Necrosis. Over 200 million people could face starvation if the disease is not addressed quickly, says one expert. Our Foundation is among the organizations tackling this challenge. Read the latest report in Science Africa.