Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with more than 26,000 employees in some 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through our world-class science, we aim to deliver integrated solutions that will transform the way crops are grown around the globe, and to extend our contribution beyond yield.
In 1950, the world’s population was just 2.5 billion. In October 2011, it hit seven billion. We can expect another two billion people on our planet by 2050. Meanwhile, urbanization and soil erosion are reducing available farmland. So while one hectare could feed two people in 1950, by 2030 it will have to feed five. Already, food demand is outstripping supply in some regions. Farmers must grow more from less: our mission is to help make that possible.
Our ambition is to help growers deliver greater food security to an increasingly crowded world in an environmentally sustainable way. That calls for a step change in productivity and resource efficiency – on both the world’s five million large farms and its 500 million smallholdings. Every farmer has a part to play. To “grow more from less” we need solutions that link people, land & technology – the fundamentals of a sustainable production system.
The positioning of growers at the center of our strategy, announced one year ago is fundamental to its success. Our Crop Protection and Seeds businesses are combined to present a fully integrated offer to growers, crop by crop. And we are innovating to develop new solutions that draw on our combined biological and chemical capability. Thinking like growers – about the challenges they face – will give us competitive advantage, so that we outperform for growers and shareholders alike.
Syngenta covers nine key Crop businesses, Corn, Soybean, Cereals, Rice, Sugar cane, Diverse Field Crops, Vegetables, Specialty Crops and Lawn & Garden. Our product portfolio reflects Syngenta’s expertise in plant breeding, crop protection and seed care. Lawn and garden captures additional business growth opportunities by leveraging Syngenta’s world-leading agricultural technology into the adjacent markets of flowers, turf and landscape.
Neither Syngenta nor indeed anybody else has all of the answers to meet the global challenges of food security, but collectively we can find the solutions. We need our passionate people to create strong partnerships with farmers.
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