Commitments to action

Helping Smallholders Access and Use Tools and Markets to Improve their Incomes

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

Objective

Syngenta commits to creating partnerships in Asia and Africa that will connect five million smallholder farmers to innovations, knowledge, and markets to sustainably improve their profitability by 20% by 2025. The currently missing, unadapted, or under-supported innovations will be scaled through at least 15,000 new local businesses, creating thousands of rural jobs, especially for youth. At least 50% of the benefits from this commitment will accrue to women.

Rationale

The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture launched its refreshed strategy in mid-2021 – see https://www.syngentafoundation.org/our-strategy-2021-2025. At the heart of this strategy is the recognition that in excess of 500 million smallholder producers are stuck in a cycle of poverty, marginalisation, and increasing vulnerability to climate and other risks. Current ways of working are not making a significant dent in this challenge. Syngenta Foundation believes there is increasing recognition across public and private sectors that more robust partnerships and ecosystems are needed to change the trajectory on this challenge and meet the 2030 SDGs. We look forward to engaging with interested stakeholders wanting to build such partnerships, especially at the country level.

Constituency

Private sector
Other

Action Area(s)

Advance Equitable Livelihoods, Decent Work, & Empowered Communities

Location

Bangladesh
Cambodia
China
Indonesia
India
Kenya
Mali
Ethiopia
Myanmar
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
United of Republic of Tanzania
Zambia

Key contact

Simon Winter, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
[email protected]

Keywords

Innovation
Multistakeholder partnerships
Inclusiveness

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