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

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What did the Foundation achieve in 2012-13? How do we work, and what are our key topics? Find out in our Review. And please tell us what you’d like next time: here’s our short survey.
AgPartnerXChange
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.
Features
Families who harvest success
2014 is the Year of Family Farming (IYFF). Smallholder households are at the heart of our work. Here is a new Kenyan portrait in our special IYFF series, and an Ethiopian example from a partner organization. Earlier ones looked at India, and at female and male farmers in Bangladesh. Here's why we believe the IYFF is important; tell us what you think.
 
 
New ag declaration sets 8 key criteria
The Declaration of Abu Dhabi aims to promote a food-secure world. Signed at the end of October, it unites public and private partners committed to common criteria for good agricultural practices. We are among the founding signatories.
Prizes for work on rice, cocoa and more
Switzerland's SFIAR has awarded its 2014 prizes. These recognize work on "climate neutral and bio-diverse rice farming", and on certification in Ghana's cocoa sector. Our Foundation supports the prize organization. Here's more about the winners and prize ceremony. Meanwhile, the Agropolis Foundation invites submissions for its own agricultural science prizes.
New Alliance marks WFD with boost to African farming
On World Food Day, October 16, the Alliance for Agricultural R&D for Food Security announced its first project. This aims to ensure that new crop varieties better meet the needs of African smallholders. The new initiative brings together our Foundation and Australian partners. Here's the joint media release.