The Syngenta Connections program, the first of its kind in Asia-Pacific, is a regional initiative that links together organisations, institutions and farmers to increase access to technology for growers and enhance agronomy knowledge for other stakeholders.
Launched in 2010, Syngenta Connections facilitates direct exchange programs which expose participants to different agricultural systems, crops, research and academic systems. By encouraging the exchange of innovative solutions and ideas, Syngenta is contributing to help the region grow more from less and meet its food security challenges.
In past Connections programs, participants have been involved in:
- demonstrating water efficiency tools to 150 farmers and helping to set up 80 demonstration plots in India;
- reaching out to 500 farmers to promote the safe use of crop protection products, land use efficiency and refurbishing two rural kindergartens in Indonesia; and
- providing training on water use efficiency to farmers, and helping to build a water pump system for irrigation in Indonesia.
The projects run through the Syngenta Connections program provide an opportunity for farmers to be exposed to both technologies and techniques.
“Projects like this are part of Syngenta’s commitment to help address global food security challenges. As well as sharing knowledge and skills with farmers, the participants have enhanced their own learning and developed networks, making the program extremely beneficial to everyone involved,” said Andrew McConville, Syngenta Head of Corporate Affairs – Asia-Pacific.
Participants also encouraged sustainable farming practices amongst the growers through agronomy and stewardship training sessions.
2014 Syngenta Connections Program
Expressions of interest for the 2014 Syngenta Connections program to China are now open. If you are a second year university student and interested in participating in the Syngenta Connections program, email email@example.com.