To be sustainable, agriculture must create economic value and contribute to healthy ecosystems and strong communities.
Some examples of our initiatives in this area include:
The Good Growth Plan
Syngenta is helping to address the planet’s major food security and sustainability challenges by 2020 with six important commitments in The Good Growth Plan.
Some of the ways we are advancing the work of The Good Growth Plan is through partnerships with various organizations, including Fondation de la faune du Québec, whose work improves biodiversity along rivers and streams in agricultural environments. Read more.
Another example of our work in this area is our partnership with Agriculture for Life, and their youth farm safety training days. Read more.
Operation Pollinator is a Syngenta program focused on research and partnerships to promote the health and well-being of bees and other pollinators given their essential role in agriculture and nature. The program’s mandate is to support activities that enhance biodiversity, habitat and other practical initiatives that contribute to healthy pollinator populations.
Some of the ways we are doing this is through partnerships with golf courses to transform out-of-play areas into improved habitats for bees and other pollinators. Read more.
Another example is the Proud to Bee a 4-H’er initiative, where 4-H club members learn about bees and other pollinators by planting and tending pollinator-friendly gardens. Read more.
Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
The Foundation works with rural communities in the world’s semi-arid regions to promote sustainable agricultural practices and improve the livelihoods of the people living in these regions. The Foundation also supported the annual McGill Conference on Global Food Security, held in Montreal, Quebec, which, bringing together experts from around the world to discuss issues in food security.