Agrochemical and seed producer, Syngenta continues its commitment to help farmers improve yields and increase productivity under the changing climatic conditions in Zambia. Working with stakeholders, Syngenta will build sustainable agriculture mechanisms through technology and knowledge transfer, to aid food insecurity.

Speaking at the company’s annual Syngenta National Field Day in Chongwe, country head Tibor Czigany said: “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.”

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 in Zambia.

The company’s territory head of Africa & Middle East (AME), Jerome Barbaron said the company continues to build stakeholder confidence in the farming and agricultural innovation sectors. These best practices are also being implemented in the different regions where Syngenta operates.

Farming and agricultural innovation

“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,” said Jerome Barbaron, Syngenta territory head of Africa & Middle East (AME).

Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture, Michael Katambo, Director of Seed Control and Certification Institute, Mable Simwanza said that 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.”