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We all have a role to play in protecting the health and well-being of pollinators.

Biodiversity: Essential for Agriculture

Biodiversity is essential for plant breeding and crop diversity. It sustains the ecosystems that underpin fertile soils and plant pollination, helping farmers grow healthy food.

The interconnectedness of agriculture and nature is at the heart of our commitment to help biodiversity flourish as part of the Good Growth Plan. Syngenta is committed to enhancing biodiversity and soil health on 7.4 million acres of rural land every year through 2025.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, more than three-quarters of the world's food crops rely in part on pollination by insects and other animals. Furthermore, between $235-$577 billion worth of annual global food production relies on direct contributions by pollinators.

Collaboration will be key to preserving biodiversity. Ensuring a sustainable food supply requires each of us to play our part in preserving our land – and protecting pollinators and other beneficial insects.

Interactive Biodiversity Infographic

Ensuring a sustainable food supply requires us to preserve the land and protect pollinators and beneficial insects. Explore our interactive web page to discover why biodiversity matters.

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Pollinators are essential for food production and biodiversity. To celebrate all that pollinators provide consumers, build a custom pollinator habitat and share it on social media.

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Bee Health

Pollinators are integral in many natural habitats and crucial for the production success of many food crops. Without pollination by bees, farmers, food processors, retailers and even crop protection and seed companies would find it hard to develop and grow their businesses. Consumers would not be able to enjoy locally produced foods, especially fruit, which we all now take for granted.

Syngenta is committed to promoting and protecting bee health. Syngenta is working with beekeepers and researchers around the globe to identify solutions that will improve bee health. The recent reports of honey bee decline have been linked to bee parasites, in particular the Varroa mite, diseases and viruses, pesticides, habitat loss, changes in agriculture practices and urban sprawl, among other factors. We are investing in research and working to better understand what these problems are and develop solutions to address them.

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Protecting Bees and Pollinators Through Golf Courses

The vast landscapes of golf courses make them ideal locations for preserving and enhancing wildflower pollinator habitats to prevent further decline. Initiatives like the Audubon International Monarchs in the Rough program, Wildlife Links Program, the Golf and the Environment Initiative, and our Operation Pollinator program provide golf course superintendents with tools to establish and manage natural habitats that are crucial for bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

With guidance from Syngenta, golf courses involved with Operation Pollinator can extend their environmental stewardship to make a positive impact, while enhancing the visual appearance of the course and the overall playing experience.

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There are an estimated 115,000 to 125,000 beekeepers in the United States. The vast majority are hobbyists with less than five hives. The number of total colonies also continues to grow – U.S. honey production in 2018 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 152 million pounds, up 2 percent from 2017. Many commercial beekeepers transport their colonies during the year to provide pollination services to farmers and reach the most abundant sources of nectar.