• Organization TypeGoods Supplier
  • Staff10,000+
  • HeadquartersSwitzerland
  • Founded2000


Based in Basel, Switzerland, Syngenta was formed in 2000 by the merger of Novartis Agribusiness and Zeneca Agrochemicals. Its roots are considerably older. Syngenta AG is a large global Swiss specialized chemicals company which markets seeds and pesticides. Syngenta is involved in biotechnology and genomic research. The company is a leader in crop protection[citation needed], and ranks third in total sales in the commercial agricultural seeds market. Sales in 2010 were approximately US$ 11.6 billion. Syngenta employs over 26,000 people in over 90 countries.   Syngenta has eight primary product lines. The company develops, markets and sells these worldwide:   Seeds Field Crops Vegetables Flowers Key Crops Cereals Corn Lawn & Garden Oilseeds and Sugar beet Rice Soybean Sugar cane Vegetables Pesticides Selective Herbicides Non-selective Herbicides Fungicides Insecticides Professional Products   The Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture We focus on “pre-commercial farmers”, who typically own less than two hectares. Our work has two main goals: better productivity and stronger value chains. In both areas we work with a wide range of partners. They include state institutions, private companies, research institutes and non-governmental organizations (”NGOs“). The Syngenta Foundation invests in methods that sustainably increase crop yields. Plant science, for example, develops better seeds specifically suited to local conditions. Sustainable productivity also requires appropriate commercial structures. So we additionally invest in credit systems, insurance and the distribution of market information. The Syngenta Foundation gets value chains moving. We help smallholders to earn an income from their produce, for example by meeting high standards of quality and safety. We also establish partnerships in areas as varied as seed supply, environmental services and food processing.
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Staff at Syngenta have experience in


  • development
  • farming / crops
  • market research
  • private sector development
  • agricultural financing


  • bangladesh
  • india
  • indonesia
  • china
  • philippines


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Primary sectors

Farming / Crops
Research & Development
Market Research
Trade Customs
Project Design
Economic Policy
Education Policy
Logistics / Supplies

Contact Syngenta

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  • Robert Berendes
    Head of Business Development
    Primary Contact
    + 41.61.323.5883
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Company Offices

  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Basel
  • Syngenta International AG P.O. Box CH-4002
  • China
  • Shanghai
  • Xin Mei Union Square 999 Pudong South Road
  • India
  • Mumbai
  • Syngenta India Limited -- Regional Headquarters Crop Protection Sector Royal Insurance Building 14, J. Tata Road
  • New Zealand
  • Auckland
  • Tower II Level 7 110 Symonds Street
  • Australia
  • Ryde
  • Level 1, 2-4 Lyon Park Road North Ryde
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • Syngenta East Africa Limited (SEAL) PO Box 30393
  • South Africa
  • Midrand
  • Syngenta Seedco (Pty) Limited Block 10, Thornhill Office Park 94 Bekker Street
  • Brazil
  • Sao Paulo
  • Syngenta Proteção de Cultivos Ltda -- Regional Headquarters, Av. das Nações Unidas, 18001 - 20 andar Santo Amaro
  • United States
  • Greensboro
  • Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. -- Regional Headquarters P.O. Box 18300
  • United States
  • Wilmington
  • 2200 Concord Pike P. O. Box 8353
  • Czech Republic
  • Prague
  • Syngenta Czech s.r.o. Krenova 11 CZ-162 00 Praha 6
  • Belgium
  • Syngenta Crop Protection NV, Rue de Tyberchamps 37, Seneffe
  • Uzbekistan
  • Tashkent
  • Unus Abad District, Centre 5, Building 38, App. 6
  • United Kingdom
  • Surrey
  • European Regional Centre -- Regional Headquarters Priestley Road Surrey Research Park Guildford