Syngenta has announced plans to work with stakeholders to help farmers improve yields and increase their productivity under the changing climatic conditions.
As part of the company’s efforts to build a shared vision for sustainable agriculture, Syngenta continues to engage stakeholders through listening and dialogue on technology and knowledge transfer to help farmers contribute to food security.
“We are working together with stakeholders to build viable, productive and resilient farms, using modern agricultural technologies to safely feed Zambia while taking care of the land and environment.
“Syngenta continues to provide farmers and rural communities with solutions to help them to thrive and deliver safe and nutritious food,” said Tibor Czigany, Syngenta Country Head at a national field day in Chongwe recently.
The annual field day by Syngenta provides an all-round platform for farmers and the company to share knowledge on how to best harness the power of technology and knowledge in agriculture to ensure the best outcome for farmers’ produce.
Jerome Barbaron, the company’s Territory Head of Africa & Middle East (AME) said the company continues to build stakeholder confidence in the farming and agricultural innovation sectors.
“Zambia is part of the global community and not exempt from climate change. This is why Syngenta is striving to ensure we are able to respond appropriately to the expectations of all our stakeholders so we can move forward constructively and together.
“Building consensus on how different agriculture systems can help support delivery of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals will be the basis on which we engage farmers in Zambia.”
Meanwhile,Mable Simwanza,Director of Seed Control and Certification Institute who spoke on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture Michael Katambo and said government will continue to put in place measures that are aimed at increasing agricultural production and productivity in order to achieve food and nutrition security at both national and household levels.
“We value these efforts which are aimed at supporting our farmers and we will continue to promote a private sector led agricultural transformational agenda by creating an enabling environment that will expand private sector opportunities.”