Green Cotton project in India - FiBL consultant explains how to prepare the flowers for crossing

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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.

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Portrait of Martina Graf, former student and staff member of international agriculture at BFH-HAFL, who emigrated to Canada and was recently appointed Global Manager of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (BFH-HAFL)

To tackle the growing demand for land, water and other natural resources as well as climate change development practitioners are increasingly using a landscape approach. But what are key factors for successful landscape restoration? Helvetas pinpoints four critical elements based on their multi-stakeholder experience across projects in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Learn more in their blog.


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

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Syngenta Foundation's Accelerated Varietal Improvement and Seed Systems in Africa (AVISA) project in Tanzania shows that smallholders do not only benefit from accessing better seed but also from producing it

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