Strengthened network of collaborations
Syngenta strives to establish extensive network with academics around the world. In 2007, we made two notable additions to our third-party collaborations. We began a five-year research collaboration with the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (IGDB) in Beijing, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and one of China's leading biotechnology research institutes. The collaboration will focus on identifying and developing novel agronomic traits, including drought tolerance, for crops such as corn, soybean, wheat, sugar beet and sugar cane. Traits will be developed not just for China but also for agricultural markets globally, where they will be commercialized by Syngenta.
Working closely with Chinese academic laboratories, we are committed to contributing our over twenty years of experience and expertise in biotech research to the growth of China’s agriculture, by promoting communication and mutual learning at the international level, speeding up the commercialization and industrialization of biotech research achievements and helping growers in China and around the world increase crop yields to meet the world’s growing demand for food, feed and fuel