Syngenta group launches action plan to boost agricultural sector
To invest $2 billion in sustainable agriculture by 2025
A global survey conducted by the Syngenta Group has found that 72 percent of large scale farmers in the USA, France, China, Brazil, India and across Africa are concerned about the impact climate change will have on crop yields, animal health and their ability to serve the markets in the next five years.
Though a survey of European farmers has found 46 percent believing that businesses have been significantly affected by Covid-19, 53 percent said higher priority should be for climate change and 63 percent agreed climate change would have a larger impact on their business than Covid-19 over the next five years. The Syngenta Group, on 29 June, 2020, launched its new Good Growth Plan to help agriculture’s recovery from the economic and social effects of the Covid-19 restrictions.
Erik Fyrwald, Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta Group said, “Like a pandemic, climate change is an inevitable threat that we must address before it is too late. As the economy and agriculture begin to build back with the gradual easing of the Covid-19 restrictions, we need to support a recovery for farmers that puts the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss at its core. The post-COVID agriculture needs accelerated innovation to recover better and fight climate change. Since its launch, the Good Growth Plan’s principles and priorities have become deeply embedded in the way we do business at Syngenta. The plan was, of course, just the start.”