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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.

Dishing up new choice improvements
With Seeds2B*, our Foundation helps smallholders improve their yields. In Indonesia, a potato partnership is shaping up even better than expected. And in Kenya, potatoes are proving an attractive new option for pastoralists. But we also want improved varieties of other crops to match farmers' needs. So we're busy encouraging demand-led breeding. Like to know more? Then please get in touch.   
Join us at the Borlaug Dialogue
Together with CIAT, we're running an event at the Borlaug Dialogue. The topic is access to seeds - for example for beans in East Africa. If you're at the World Food Prize, you're very welcome to join us. In the world of tweets, the hashtag is #FoodPrize15. Here's more info.
SFSA publishes and promotes
Our Foundation continues to publish work itself, but also helps raise awareness of material from outside sources. SFSA employee Yuan Zhou has co-authored a book on agricultural extension. Interesting recent publications by other organizations include the Global Yield Gap & Water Productivity Atlas and a review of "exploitations agricoles au coeur du changement climatique".     
Seeds2B adds further info
*Seeds2B Africa recently published its first catalogue. The document connects buyers and sellers in Senegal and Mali, in English and French. Here's the background. So far only in French is our rice seed producers' training manual. An English version is on its way. And our Seeds2B page now also includes a special section on the crucial topic of policy development