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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.
"Clever plant science isn't enough"
... knows CIAT head Ruben Echeverria. Organizations like his that do "clever plant science" also think way beyond it. We asked Ruben about his first and next five years at the helm, and where CIAT is now heading after 50 years' work on tropical agriculture. Our interview talks about beans, biodiversity, business schools and much more besides.
Wheat Partnership offers R&D funding
Involved in creative R&D that could substantially raise wheat yields? The International Wheat Yield Partnership is now inviting funding proposals. The competitive call runs in two stages: applicants need to submit pre-proposals by March 15th. Our Foundation is a IWYP partner. Here's how to apply for funding.
Reducing the risks in Indian ag
Insurance is highly important for growers worldwide. We've proved that it can be made relevant, accessible and affordable for smallholders. Building on the success of Kilimo Salama in East Africa, we co-hosted a workshop on agricultural insurance for India.
How can innovation benefit more smallholders?
Providing better technology to small farmers is essential, but their uptake of innovations is often limited. We recently discussed with invited experts how to encourage adoption and scale-up. Here are the symposium presentations.