TNC works in the Brazilian Amazon to control deforestation and promote the responsible production of soy and beef among farmers and ranchers.
Soy field in Santarem, Brazil TNC works in the Brazilian Amazon to control deforestation and promote the responsible production of soy and beef among farmers and ranchers. © Palani Mohan

Transforming Business Practices

Syngenta

Syngenta and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have been working together for over a decade on projects that support sustainable agricultural practices. Through our collaborative efforts, we have made a positive impact on farming in Brazil, China, and the United States. Examples of this work include:

  • In 2018, we launched sustainable agriculture demonstration projects in arid and semi-arid regions of China to promote soil health and productivity for potatoes.
  • In 2015, we developed a new system of training, implementation, and measurement of best management practices in the Saginaw Bay Watershed in the U.S. state of Michigan to improve water quality and preserve natural habitat. In 2017, Syngenta, TNC, and the Kellogg Company received the Field to Market Collaboration of the Year award for outstanding partnership in advancing the sustainability of U.S. agriculture for work in the Saginaw Bay Watershed.
  • In 2013, we introduced sustainable productive landscapes practices in Brazil to benefit integrated cattle grazing and crop production.
  • In 2009, we launched the Greener Soybean (Soja+Verde) initiative to promote sustainable soybean production in Brazil’s Mato Grosso state. Working with other companies and local government, we mapped 6 million hectares to encourage conservation and registration in the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR). Today, more than 90 percent of the region’s registerable area is in the CAR.
  • In 2007, we began mapping rural producers in Mato Grosso, Brazil to prevent deforestation and conversion of natural habitat for soy production.