Pepper grows in a field surrounded by and filled with bamboo poles to act as a trelis

Pepper plantation in Myanmar

Photo: Dominique Guenat
BFH-HAFL Hugo P. Cecchini Institute
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Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture Bangladesh has launched a pioneering initiative that utilizes carbon credits to support smallholder farmers through the implementation of horticultural agroforestry systems.

 

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

Sudan, a nation with a rich history of agricultural cultivation, faces chronic food insecurity due to social and geopolitical issues. With 80% of the labor force engaged in agriculture or pastoralism, the decline in agricultural productivity has severely impacted livelihoods and overall food security. Learn more about how this dire situation is tackeled in a CIMMYT-led broad based consortium.

 

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) Bangladesh has launched a pioneering initiative that utilizes carbon credits to support smallholder farmers through the implementation of horticultural agroforestry systems. Carbon credits are a market-based system that incentivizes the reduction, removal, or avoidance of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, measured in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-eq). This initiative holds particular significance for Bangladesh, a country highly vulnerable to climate change and committed to sustainable development.

 

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) has a successful history of incubating products and services that target smallholder needs and of scaling them beyond the locations in which it has a direct presence, by spinning off as independent enterprises. This step is currently being explored for GATE (Global Agricultural Technology Evaluation), an internally developed platform supporting the evaluation of the effectiveness and marketappropriateness of climate-smart innovations in local smallholder settings. As part of the assessment of the potential benefits GATE could bring beyond the SFSA domain in which it has been deployed to date, a voice of stakeholder study was initiated in May 2023 to collate the pain points relating to the establishment of innovations in the smallholder context, as seen from the various perspectives of different ecosystem actors (see diagram below). This white paper presents the results of this voice of stakeholder study and the insights arising.

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

Fish farming is a thriving source of income and nourishment. Learn more how these "swimmers" change the livelihood of people in the NICE project.

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

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