Commitment to Action

Unleashing the Potential of Women in Agriculture

Commitment by

Syngenta International AG

In 2016, Syngenta committed to empower 3,000 women working in agriculture in 10 countries, by providing them with tools and resources needed to improve yields and other productivity outcomes. Smallholder farmers are increasingly seen as critical actors in the future of global food production, yet often lack access to critical resources—women in particular receive a negligible proportion of extension and financial services, access to markets, land tenure, and improved inputs. Syngenta aims to address this gap, and as an important first step will hold a series of workshops, together with implementing partners, to engage women farmers in developing appropriate solutions that address their unique needs. Based on workshop results, Syngenta and its partners will implement trainings and other interventions identified by women participating in the workshops. Subsequently, Syngenta will conduct an impact assessment for each community to consolidate best practices and recommendations for its future interventions, with the intention of scaling this work up substantially in the future.

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Commitment

Unleashing the Potential of Women in Agriculture

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$2,000,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Asia

Countries

ARGENTINA, BANGLADESH, BRAZIL, CHINA, COLOMBIA, INDIA, KENYA, THAILAND, UKRAINE, United States

Commitment by

Syngenta International AG

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Vso International