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Smallholders receive helping hand

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is spearheading efforts to improve food security in some of the world’s poorest regions.

It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with global agriculture firm, Syngenta, to support smallholders in Africa, Asia and Latin America better harness technology to boost production levels. The pair will also work to make it easier for young women and men to enter the industry.

“We place great value on our continued partnership with USAID, which has helped us reach and train more smallholder farmers across the world than we would have been able to achieve alone. USAID’s work in supporting partnerships like this helps deliver real change for farmers in terms of sustainability and profitability,” said Erik Fyrwald, Chief Executive Office of Syngenta.

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