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Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

Our vision is a bright future for smallholder farming.

The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture works with smallholders in developing countries. It helps them raise their yields and tap into markets – for better income and food security. SFSA concentrates on Risk Management, Agriservices, and Access to Seed in Africa and Asia. It also supports R&D and Policy work for smallholders and engages in debate worldwide. SFSA partners with organizations across the public and private sectors.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health and Well-being
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Reduced Inequalities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships to achieve the Goals

How we work

We extend science-based know-how, facilitate access to quality inputs, and link smallholders to markets in profitable ways. This adds value for rural communities, and sustainably improves food security. We focus on productivity and the inclusion of farmers in remunerative value chains. The Foundation runs initiatives in Africa and Asia and contributes to the agricultural policy debate worldwide.

... and why

Our mission is to strengthen smallholder farming and food systems. We catalyze market development and delivery of innovations while building capacity across the public and private sectors.

By helping small farmers become more professional growers, we want to achieve added value for rural communities and improve food security in sustainable ways.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Agricoltura e selvicoltura
Ambiente e gestione delle catastrofi
Salute e alimentazione
Monitoring e valutazione
Sviluppo sociale

We bridge from innovation to markets. As a corporate foundation, we understand the needs and methods of both the private and the NPO sector. We recruit locally. We work directly in the field. We have 40 years' experience.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students yes
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates no
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities no
See current vacancies on cinfoPoste

Type of organisation

Azienda del settore privato / fondazione

Field(s) of activity

Cooperazione allo sviluppo


Basel, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Europa dell'Est e Asia centrale
Medio Oriente e Africa del Nord
Africa subsahariana

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Tra 200 e 1000

Outside Switzerland:
Tra 200 e 1000

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