Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Syngenta is a global company that produces agrochemicals and seeds and is based in Basel, Switzerland. As a biotechnology company, it conducts genomic research. It was formed in 2000 by the merger of Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals. As of 2014 Syngenta is the world’s largest crop chemical producer. As of 2009 it ranked third in seeds and biotechnology sales. Sales in 2015 were approximately US$13.4 billion, over half of which were in emerging markets. It is owned by ChemChina, a Chinese state-owned enterprise.
Like many agriculture companies, Syngenta also works in the biofuel space. In 2011, it announced the corn trait ENOGEN to reduce substantially the consumption of water and energy versus conventional corn. Several ethanol producers plan to process such improved corn. For example, Syngenta has signed a commercial agreement with Three Rivers Energy, LLC of Coshocton, Ohio, US to use grain featuring Enogen trait technology following the 2014 corn harvest.
In 2007, Queensland University in Australia contracted with Syngenta to research different inputs for biofuels as a renewable energy source. Syngenta in India holds a strong and unique position to address the increasing complexity of the challenges farmers face. With the approach of ‘think like a grower', the company believes in providing farmers with solutions to all their problems whether soil, inputs, weeds or technologies.
With this approach Syngenta will be able to contribute in a small way towards food security – one of the key developmental goals of the country. Through integrated offers and continuous innovation, increase per acre yield, help accelerate technology adoption while enabling growers to deal with an increasingly demanding value chain in a profitable manner.
Syngenta India Limited is headquartered in Pune, India and has 1700+ passionate employees with comprehensive capabilities; all dedicated to contributing to enrichment of farmers lives. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to their customers Syngenta is focused to help increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.