Syngenta India is a leading agriculture company, headquartered in Pune. It has launched a series of national-level CSR interventions and support programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The programs have been successful in benefiting over 1.5 million farmers and farming communities ever since the lockdown was announced, thereby helping farmers sell 2,442 tons of their produce.
These initiatives helped farmers earn Rs 48.7 mln (€536,000) amid the lockdown through a collaborative effort by Syngenta India Limited, Syngenta Foundation India, and Agri-Entrepreneur Growth Foundation (AEGF).
At the onset of the lockdown, an initiative was undertaken to provide financial services support to the farmers and underprivileged sections in Bihar through the extensive network of Agri Entrepreneurs (AE).
Business-standard.com explains how, in partnership with Akshaya Patra, ISAP, and other NGOs, Syngenta has also been providing food packets to farmers, truck drivers and workers across Punjab, Haryana Maharashtra, Karnataka, AP, Telangana, Odisha, UP, Rajasthan, and Gujarat in major APMCs and Mandis.