Switzerland: Crop Management Syngenta Aims to Devise ‘Shared Vision’ for Sustainable Agriculture

Editor: Ahlam Rais

With the assistance of this plan, the firm intends to establish productive and resilient farms by making use of modern agricultural technologies. In addition to this, Syngenta also wants to help rebuild the trust between society and science.

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Building consensus on how different agriculture systems can help support delivery of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals will be the base on which the listening sessions are built.
Building consensus on how different agriculture systems can help support delivery of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals will be the base on which the listening sessions are built.
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Basel/Switzerland – Syngenta has recently announced that over the coming three months it will undertake consultation and engagement with stakeholders from around the world in an effort to build a shared vision for the future of sustainable agriculture. Through listening and dialogue, Syngenta is seeking to better understand the role it can play and the commitments needed from all sides to help make a shared vision reality.

The company aims to work together with stakeholders to build viable, productive and resilient farms, using modern agricultural technologies to safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. The firm states that it will continue to provide farmers and rural communities with solutions to help them to thrive and deliver safe and nutritious food. Agriculture currently uses 70 per cent of the world’s fresh water and is a major source of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Through this venture, Syngenta opines that it wants to help rebuild the trust between society and science. Building consensus on how different agriculture systems can help support delivery of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals will be the base on which the listening sessions are built.

Once completed around the end of November 2018, the firm will be able to establish where it intends to focus on. Outcomes from the consultations will help form the basis of new commitments for achieving a future vision, together. Syngenta will also establish how to accelerate the development of products and technologies that can continue to meet the needs of small farmers, large farmers and society, in the future. The company also plans to translate its findings into the next evolution of its successful Good Growth Plan beyond 2020.

The listening sessions would take different forms including roundtables and one-to-one conversations.

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