Syngenta India, ready with innovative products, solutions & technologies for AP farmers, showcases its products at Agri Tech 2022
Rajahmundry, 15 March 2022: Syngenta India, a Swiss based agri MNC, showcased its innovative solutions to provide quick information access, and exposure to latest products, technologies and opportunities to the farmers of Andhra Pradesh. Syngenta India displayed a variety of unique products while educating farmers on safe use of the products at the Government Arts College Grounds, Rajahmundry. Syngenta India is committed to working for betterment of farmers of India.
Applauding Andhra Pradesh rapid strides in agriculture, Dr KC Ravi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Syngenta India Pvt Ltd said, “Syngenta is deeply conscious of its commitment to a sustainable future for Andhra Pradesh and is working passionately towards it. Syngenta’s commitment to accelerate innovation in a changing world aims at developing innovative crop protection solutions to meet challenges faced by growers all over the world while taking care of our planet. Crop Protection R&D is at the centre of this innovation paradigm. Syngenta invests $1.3 billion in R&D annually and more than 5,000 scientists contribute to Syngenta’s research globally. Syngenta is committed to promoting safe and responsible use of crop protection products by means of effective stewardship across the country, which will help in quickly detecting and mitigating health issues.”
In its commitment to Andhra Pradesh, Syngenta has set up a state-of-the-art Innovation and Learning Centre in Eluru. The centre focusses on capability development of Syngenta workforce so that they are able to assess and address the needs of farmers better. “It will also focus on stakeholder management by showcasing NPI’s (New Product Introduction) and offering Syngenta Learning Centre for progressive growers and channel partners, host key influencers visits, HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) and Product Stewardship training programs. The Eluru Centre houses a Seed Care Institute, which is the first of its kind centre in South Asia aimed at enhancing our relationship with stakeholders and making available customized services to the market. The Syngenta Training Academy is devoted to training the progressive growers”, informed Dr Ravi.
While reiterating their commitment to the welfare of farmers, Syngenta officials explained the company's philosophy on empowering rural communities. During the Covid pandemic, for instance, Syngenta has donated more than 200 beds to the Government hospitals in Andhra Pradesh - Vijayawada, Guntur, Ongole and Visakhapatnam districts to strengthen rural institutional health infrastructure as part of it Covid support program. Food was distributed to more than 10,000 farmers over a period of 21-days in various vegetable markets in Andhra Pradesh. Syngenta also contributed Rs 25 lakhs to the Hon’ble Chief Minister’s Relief Fund during the pandemic.
Syngenta, in association with Wockardt Foundation, runs a Mobile Health Clinic in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh for the last four years. This service is being carried out under the guidance of District Medical Health Officer, Guntur, wherein more than 50,000 people have been benefitted out the free medical service that is being offered to the community.
Over the years, Syngenta has dedicated itself to addressing the challenges farmer are facing. With its approach of ’thinking like a grower', Syngenta has been able to provide farmers with solutions to all their problems – whether, soil, seeds, inputs, weeds or technologies. “Through our offers and continuous innovation, we have been able to increase per acre yield, help accelerate technology adoption while enabling growers to deal with an increasingly demanding value chain in a profitable manner,” added Dr Ravi further.
Like a pandemic, climate change is an inevitable threat that we must address before it is too late. “The post-Covid agriculture needs accelerated innovation to recover better and fight climate change. Our Good Growth Plan works on the principles and priorities that are deeply embedded into providing cutting edge and sustainable solutions. We have set ourselves specific targets related to improving resource efficiency, rejuvenating ecosystems and revitalizing rural farming communities,” said Dr Ravi, with particular reference to how the Syngenta model could aid agriculture in Andhra Pradesh.
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies, helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. In more than 100 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to accelerating innovation for farmers and nature, striving for regenerative agriculture, helping people stay safe and healthy and partnering for impact.
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